Last week Native Offerings Farm sent out an email letting all csa members know that they harvested another bunch of greens from the greenhouse. We were all invited to go down to the farm on Saturday to pick up one final share. With visions of arugula, tatsoi, and vitamin greens dancing in our heads, Erika and I packed Aksel up and headed down to the town of Otto where the farm is situated in a long valley in Cattaraugus County. It was a gray, rainy day, but the drive was beautiful because all the new green growth of Spring glistened as it bathed in the light that filtered through the fog.
The town of Ellicottville is 9 miles northwest of the farm, so after we picked up our greens, we continued the drive and had lunch at the Elicottville Brewing Co. I picked up a growler of their American-style Pale Ale which is “Copper in color, mildly malty, and packed with citrusy Cascade hop flavor and aroma.” A quiet, peaceful day well spent. (Check out My CSA Adventure Blog)