ELKHORN Beth Schmitt, a stay-at-home mom of three, remembers when the extent of her family meals was ìthrowing some processed (food) on a baking sheet and cooking it.î
Since June 2009, however, sheís been a subscriber to a community supported agricultural program through an Elkhorn farm dubbed ìLiving off the fat of the landî ó Lotfotl for short ó run by farmers Tim Huth and April Yuds. The weekly boxes of organic produce Schmitt getsóitems like butterhead lettuce, garlic scapes, melons and fingerling potatoesóend up on her table in a variety of dinner dishes.
Actually we had never heard of CSA before, she said. ìWe were the poster child for what is the easiest, quickest, cheapest thing we can get on the table. This food has opened my eyes to the wonderful world of eating and cooking.î
Schmitt is just one of a number of people, in both rural and urban neighborhoods, who want to get more of their food as the programís name implies: by communally supporting the agriculture of smaller local farmers.