Paula's photo of the original stone bridge
My book group read the eco/memoir A Bushel's Worth by a local author Kayann Short last month and we were very lucky to arrange a trip to visit Stonebridge Farm. Kayann graciously led us on a tour of her lovely little farm and explained the workings of this, one of the country's first CSA's...community supported agriculture, where with their 90 shares they feed about 300 people.
Walking her farm through the meadows and beds of numerous vegetables, flowers and bees...descriptions of the constant struggle with weather and water...and bears, brings into focus the difference of scale between a farm and garden...
compared to the reality's of a farm. I enjoyed hearing how she and her husband make this possible by engaging the help of farm bartering and CSA shares...a community working together to feed themselves.