Yesterday was a big day for us. We made our first CSA delivery of vegetables, meat and goat cheese to our members at the Capitol in Hartford. Once the boxes, cooler and all the farmers had gone through security, and we found our way through the marble hallways and giant atrium of the historic building, we met our group of eager members. They were as excited as we were, which was especially touching as we had never met most of them.
Back in October a great customers of ours at the West End Market (also an employee at the Capitol) had found that there was administrative support for finding a farm to deliver food to workers there, and so suggested that we be that farm. Serendipitously it seems, this all happened at the same time that Jonathan and I had been considering just such an extension of our farm business. The convenience of bringing people food right to their workplace seemed like it would be too enticing to fail. And when our neighbors down the road (M&K Dairy, and Beltane Farm) offered to add their phenomenal pork, beef, and goat cheese to the share offerings, we were even more excited by the prospect.
And so, we found ourselves meeting over 30 new customers who will be enjoying the bounty of the Bartlett Brook Valley farms of southern Lebanon. It was a great feeling.