This year, we participated in the CSA at Shared Harvest CSA. In the CSA system, a community of individuals and the growers provide mutual support and share the risks and benefits of food production. "Share-holders" purchase their shares in advance so that farmers can cover the anticipated costs of the farm operation and farmer's salary. In return, they receive shares in the farm's bounty throughout the growing season. Members also share in the risks of farming, including poor harvests due to unfavorable weather or pests. In this particular program at Shared Harvest CSA, we get distributions of various fresh, locally grown and organic (with a few exceptions) vegetables and fruit in November and December (I chose 2-month share, but 3-month share is also available).
今日は11月分の分配がある日なので、レキシントン市にある Busa Farm というところまで取りに行ってきました。
Today was the day for November distribution and we went to Busa Farm in Lexington to pick up our share.