This evening, the lights went out at Verde Valley School. I was just getting home and “a white light” flashed in the sky and then everything was eerily quiet. No electricity? I was immediately perturbed. How could I finish the work I just carried home? How could we make dinner? How could I catch this new Netflix show later on? Heavy was my burden! Poor, poor me! I decided to just sit and breathe. I would try and enjoy a little solitude. It was a fast passing storm and soon it began to clear to the northwest and I watched with fascination as the natural light began to take shape and the shadows of the setting sun danced across Cathedral Rock. This was a gift. A forced slow down. I embraced it. After all, we happen to live on one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes with a multi-million dollar view. And still, no electricity. So, I sat and thought about sitting and thinking.
What is a CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) reconnects people with the farms that produce their food, improving personal health, community vitality, and environmental stewardship. By registering as a Verde Valley School Farm CSA member you become a steward of the local farmland while investing in our school’s guiding principles of environmental stewardship, the value of physical labor, and service to others.
Customers support our farm through becoming members and buying a share of the year’s harvest in advance. Throughout the season, CSA members will receive a bounty of delicious, flavorful, local farm food with a monthly newsletter about the farm with special seasonal recipes. Enjoy the bounty of our farm’s crops with your family!
Ceramics featured above by Harris Truong ’17