We've been thiking about doing this for years, and this past week, we finally did it: we signed up to receive a delivery of vegetables from a local farm through a program known as community sustained agriculture, or CSA. So this evening, in the dark and driving rain, I plucked a waxed cardboard box full of veggies from the porch of a nearby volunteer's home. In the box were carrots, potatoes, lemons, satsuma oranges, sunchokes, swiss chard, braising greens, broccoli, celery, green bell peppers, an eggplant, pears and tomatoes. We are both looking forward to experimenting with our new bounty (if you have a good recipe for sunchokes, please let me know!) and we're happy to at last be supporting a local farm program. No more "1200 mile ceasar salads" for us!