I’m excited to be joining Stearns Farm CSA as website and newsletter editor (I’m taking over for Nomi Sofer, who will be devoting more time to board work). I used to be a magazine editor; now, I write and edit research reports and articles about technology and business trends.If I’m not working, you’re likely to find me cooking, or reading about food. There’s no better antidote to a day in front of a screen than chopping, slicing and shredding vegetables for dinner.

When I was in my 20s, I started shopping at farmers markets because I didn’t have a garden, and I wanted fresh tomatoes. Buying organic or locally-produced food became a greater priority when my children (who are teenagers now) were small, not only because my husband and I wanted them to grow up eating healthy, fresh food, but also because we thought this to be a concrete way to demonstrate how to live sustainably.

About five years ago, my family became a shareholder in Chestnut Farms’ meat CSA. Stearns Farm is our first produce share. I’m already daydreaming about the chard and the berries, though I’m a bit apprehensive about what to do with the beets; so far, I haven’t been able to get anyone else in my house to eat them.

I’m looking forward to meeting you all and to hearing your stories about the Stearns Farm community on pickup days, at farm events, as well as virtually on Facebook (Stearns Farm CSA) and Twitter (@StearnsFarmCSA). Meanwhile, we’ll be waiting together for the snow to melt, for the days to get long and for the ground to warm up. Contact me at news@stearnsfarmcsa.org.                     –Elana