{photo diary} Olive Oil CSA

I’ve mentioned my newest Community Supported Agriculture membership venture, olive oil, many times before. Two weeks ago I received a very exciting email from Luisa & Jody Somers, owners of Dancing Ewe Farm, that they had completed harvesting, processing and creating their 2010 season olive oil and my gallon was available for pick-up!

O.M.G.

The only not-so-great-part; I had to drive the 40 minutes to the Troy Farmers Market because for some unknown reason Saratoga Farmers Market wouldn’t let them set up shop at the Winter Market. Boo. Hiss.

Do not get me wrong, Troy’s Farmers Market is fabulous; with their 60/40 split between farmers and value-added products, its an amazing shopping experience! I even got to visit with Frank from Sweet Tree Farm and pick-up some of his different bulk pork sausage (no casings- perfect for a pasta dish!) and Ginny from DreamPuff Marshmallows. YUM.

Luisa and Jody have agreed to an interview in the upcoming weeks as I want to know all the details from a tree on Luisa’s family property to market stand. I have never met an olive oil producer and know zip-zero-nothing about the process. More to come…

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Categories: CSA, Local Farms

Author:Christina

Finding her true calling, connecting people to their local foodshed, Christina is the Editor & Founder of From Scratch Club and a proud CSA Member & Market Crew member of Kilpatrick Family Farm. At the homestead, she is the Chef de Cuisine, Master Baker & Head Food Preservationist to her husband Charles and their 2 year old son, Miles Jae. Although always a supporter of local, sustainable, humane and whole foods, Chris is now on a serious mission to bring those principles into her kitchen due to Miles Jae’s multiple food allergy diagnosis, asthma and the rare disease, EE. All of her recipes are dairy, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, gluten/wheat, pea, corn & sesame free.

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2 Comments on “{photo diary} Olive Oil CSA”

  1. March 30, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    Oh wow. I am so jealous! That looks amazing.

  2. March 30, 2011 at 11:55 pm #

    Looks fun!

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