Liz went to one of the early Open House meetings and heard Narendra explain his philosophy and goals. Feeling it was important for social, environmental, and economic reasons, Liz joined the CSA and soon became a member to support the co-op. “For example, I love that farmer members would (ultimately) have a livelihood that could support them, and that temp workers had potential for a more sustainable way of life. I think that this is what farms should be doing everywhere. I want to support my local economy, my neighbors, and buy local vs. things grown hundreds of miles away which need to be shipped here.”
“The benefits of an intimate, long-term relationship with the land are a resource we have all but totally lost, along with the family farm. I’m concerned about its demise and the knowledge that came with it. In the past, farmers passed down what they learned through experience, and over time about their particular parcel of land and it's environment. To me this way of farming is absolutely crucial to keeping us on course towards a sustainable planet.
Aside from her own garden’s produce, Liz enjoys the CSA. “It has broadened my horizons as I have to figure out what to do with unfamiliar veggies. I love finding things in my share that my Mom would talk about eating when she was a child. It is like opening a gift each time!"
Liz shops in the store every week. “I love the rural setting, love the drive to get there, and the design of the building. It’s fun to check out what is in the store. I feel at home in this kind of environment.”