Monday, May 14, 2012

Partnering with FIG West Chester

I am pleased to announce that I will be a blog contributor for the "hyper-local, super-social community builder that believes in the power of creative communication" know as Fig West Chester.  For (very happy) personal reasons I have been spending much more time in the borough of West Chester as of late, and it makes sense that I further cultivate the relationship between the charming town and its surrounding agricultural community with this partnership. 

For those who are not familiar with the Inverbrook Farm blog, let me take a moment to introduce myself.  My name is Claire and I am a founding partner and farm manager of Inverbrook Farm CSA and Friday Farmstand.  You can find out about becoming a member and buying products from the farm at our website

The blog is largely geared toward the seasonality of the farm--highlighting vegetables, herbs and flowers that are included in the weekly CSA share or at the Friday Farmstand.  I still have a handfull of CSA shares available, if you are interested in signing up check out this link. The blog includes recipes ideas from CSA member, doula, and mother of four Nikki Graham.  This recipe idea from last year's season seems most appropriate, as local strawberries have begun to appear at the farmstands and farmers markets in our area.

This new collaboration with FIG will provide just the impetus I need to look beyond the farm every once and a while; to highlight the amazing agricultural bounty that lies within our local landscape.  Chester County has a rich agricultural heritage that now includes wine, cheese, meats, fruits, ferments and all kinds of vegetables.  We are developing a terroir of our own.  I look forward to sharing this culinary exploration with you all, in the meantime I encourage you to get out and taste the delicious diversity the can be found at our local markets, farm stands, and CSAs.
Photo by Kelly G

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