<a href=”http://www.twosmallfarms.com/” title=”two small farms”>Two Small Farms</a> is a collaboration between <a href=”http://www.highgroundorganics.com/” title=”high ground organics”>High Ground Organics</a> and <a href=”http://www.mariquita.com/” title=”mariquita farm”>Mariquita Farm</a> in Watsonville and Hollister. They grow organic specialty vegetables, greens, strawberries, flowers, and herbs for their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) members in Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Francisco counties, and Silicon Valley.<br />n<br />nAs with most CSA farms, they hold special events at the farm and encourage CSA members to visit. One of our friends was a member of TSF’s CSA program last season and had good things to say about it. After learning about <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community-supported_agriculture” title=”community supported agriculture”>Community Support Agriculture</a> a couple of years ago and identifying some local farms’ programs last year, we finally dove in today and joined up.<br />n<br />nSince it’s our first time doing this, we initially went with their starter package. It’s a four week trial to see how things go and get a feel for the logistics of having to pick up the goods every week at a specific location within a specific time period. I have a feeling that we’ll re-up, go with the nine week program, then end up doing the entire season.<br />n<br />nMy main excitement about this is the opportunity to visit the farm, and with it comes the feeling of being part of the action, part of a community that cares about where their food comes from, how it is produced (from the earth, not a store!), and the health of the family, community and the earth.<br />n<br />nThe cooks in our house will need to learn lots of chard recipes. Word on the street is that is a staple from TSF!<br />n<br />