CSA Harvest Party

To cook or to write, write or cook…  It’s a tough question indeed!

To  party or to write…  Not tough at all!

Every year, Rare Earth Farm, one of my CSAs, throws a harvest party.  It is (usually) on a beautiful fall day–the kind that beckons you to come to the country.  If that isn’t enough there are pumpkins to carve, foods to taste, fields to room, and old friends to meet up with.

Barn at Rare Earth

Barn at Rare Earth

I meant to do a (real) blog post, but went to the party instead.  If I share the pictures, perhaps you will understand?

Food and Fun



pickled cherry tomatoes

Harvest bounty!

Fall Decor

Fall Decor

Kids Pinata

Kids Pinata

Feeding the bonfire

Feeding the bonfire



Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkins on truck

Pumpkins on truck

pumpkin carving

Starting the pumpkins

pumpkin carving

Careful Carving

Carved Pumpkin Lineup

Carved Pumpkin Lineup

carved pumpkin

Creative Carving (no reflection on the food)

Farm Bounty


Spent corn

Carrots in the field

Carrots in the field

butternut squash

Butternut for the next boxes

Leaf Lettuce

Lettuce in the wings

Farm Vistas







Farm Cat

Farm Cat


Farm Fence

car leaving

An evening well spent

27 thoughts on “CSA Harvest Party

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  2. Karis

    I love these photos! Looks like it was a wonderful CSA party and makes me miss my Wisconsin CSA. Hopefully my new Florida one is good too!

    1. Inger Post author

      I can’t wait to hear what you do with some of the different local foods you will be getting! My other CSA brings up oranges in December for special order, so if you have any great ideas…

  3. Louise

    This is the perfect example of that wise saying; a picture is worth a thousand words. There are literally tons of reasons to love this post. That pumpkin expressing “disgust” was the kicker!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Inger. It looks like a wonderful time was had by all!!!

    1. Inger Post author

      Even my teenage daughter was happy to come to this–guess that’s the mark of a really good family event!

  4. grace

    i LOVE potlucks, especially when my family is involved–they’re some good cooks! and i haven’t carved a pumpkin in years!

    1. Inger Post author

      This event always has great food Grace. I think everyone is trying to show off what they did with the harvest;-) My daughter carved her pumpkin but I took my pumpkin home uncarved, and I’m hoping it will last until Thanksgiving!

    1. Inger Post author

      Thanks Barbara. You know one of my friends just moved to Florida and I can’t wait to hear who she converts to local citrus, etc.

  5. gloria

    I love your Fall decor!! funny and beauty I love the pumpkin!
    Love the shots!
    I love fall is my favorite, here we are in spring but believe me I love Fall always!!

  6. Claire

    Fabulous photos there! Lots for the eyes to take in, and what a lovely way to celebrate a harvest, I think your CSA guys are great!

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