Barbara Frish’s Glorious Food Photos

Glorious Upper Meadows Farm produce, courtesy of Barbara Frish

Glorious Upper Meadows Farm produce, courtesy of Barbara Frish

Barbara Frish, a member of the Verona CSA site, was one of the first members we profiled this season. Every week, Barbara has come to the distribution site with her camera in hand to capture this year’s harvest at Upper Meadows Farm. She has also come up to the farm to capture our produce as it grew.

Now, she has put many of her photos together in a Shutterfly book, and the results are nothing short of spectacular. Barbara has captured the textures and colors of the weekly shares in a way that makes you want to eat them all over again. Take a look–but not on an empty stomach. It will make you way too hungry.

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Verona CSA member teaches organic gardening in Newark

I’ve said before that I love it when our CSA members have their own gardens at home. Noreen Connolly, a member of our Verona CSA, took things one step farther this spring, planting a big garden at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, where she is a teacher. St. Benedict’s, for those of you who don’t know it, is an all-boy Catholic school that offers a solid education to disadvantaged kids in Newark and the surrounding towns.

Noreen’s project, which was a partnership with a Newark’s Brick City Urban Farms, got a big write-up in the Star Ledger in late June that I am just now catching up to (that’s Noreen in purple in the top photo). Her goal is to teach both farming and nutrition, and it sounds from the story as if she is succeeding at both.  Give the story a read and give Noreen a hearty congratulations when you see her at distribution.

Final Verona New Member Meeting This Thursday

j03420031On Thursday, May 21, we’ll be holding our last Essex County new member meeting for the 2009 CSA. This is your opportunity to ask all your questions about the farm and community-supported agriculture.

The meeting will be held from 7:30-8:30 pm at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit in Verona, which is our distribution site for Essex County. Click here for directions to Holy Spirit or e-mail us for more information. There will also be maple syrup available for purchase.

New Member Meeting In Verona

j03420031Tomorrow, May 5, we’ll be holding our next to last Essex County new member meeting for the 2009 CSA. This is your opportunity to ask all your questions about the farm and community-supported agriculture.

The meeting will be held from 7:30-8:30 pm at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit in Verona, which is our distribution site for Essex County. If you can’t make that one, our final new member meeting for the Verona distribution site will be held at the same time and place on Thursday May 21. Click here for directions to Holy Spirit or e-mail us for more information. There will also be maple syrup available for purchase.

April 23 Meeting For New Essex County Members

j03420031This Thursday, April 23, we’ll be holding another Essex County new member meeting for the 2009 CSA. This is your opportunity to ask all your questions about the farm and community-supported agriculture.

The meeting will be held from 7:30-8:30 pm at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit in Verona, which is our distribution site for Essex County. If you can’t make that one, future meetings will be held at the same time and place on Tuesday May 5 and Thursday May 21. Click here for directions to Holy Spirit or e-mail us for more information. There will also be maple syrup available for purchase.

April 7 Meeting For New Essex County Members

j03420031This Tuesday, April 7, we’ll be holding another Essex County new member meeting for the 2009 CSA. This is your opportunity to ask all your questions about the farm and community-supported agriculture.

The meeting will be held from 7:30-8:30 pm at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit in Verona, which is our distribution site for Essex County. If you can’t make that one, future meetings will be held at the same time and place on Thursday April 23, Tuesday May 5 and Thursday May 21. Click here for directions to Holy Spirit or e-mail us for more information. There will also be maple syrup available for purchase.

March 19 Meeting For New Essex County Members

j03420031This Thursday, March 19, we’ll be holding another Essex County new member meeting for the 2009 CSA. This is your opportunity to ask all your questions about the farm and community-supported agriculture.

The meeting will be held from 7:30-8:30 pm at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit in Verona, which is our distribution site for Essex County. If you can’t make that one, future meetings will be held at the same time and place on Tuesday April 7 and Thursday April 23, Tuesday May 5 and Thursday May 21. Click here for directions to Holy Spirit or e-mail us for more information.