Bittersweet / by Karie Luidens


This Tuesday marks the twenty-first and final week to pick up a share of vegetables from our CSA. Chispas Farm has fed us all season long with fruits and vegetables grown organically in the soil of Albuquerque’s South Valley: lettuce and cucumbers, tomatoes and eggplants, onions and peppers, basil and cilantro, zucchini and spaghetti squash, chard and kale, sweet potatoes and their greens, even my first taste of jujubes. All summer and fall we’ve been nourished by the local land and the sense of community that formed around those who work it. Thanks for all the substance and sweetness, Chispas! Parting for the winter is such sweet sorrow!