Starting this week, we're going to be profiling individuals who work for and volunteer for Clagett to make the CSA happen each year. We'll also hear from a handful of people associated with the farm through other programs you might not know about.
Since I'm the one who has been badgering our farmers for interviews, I'll bite the bullet and introduce myself first. Here's a short interview profiling me -- Clay.
I'm volunteering with the farm this year helping with communications to our CSA subscribers. I'm writing most of the blog entries, helping others with their posts and maintaining the Facebook page.
Where do you live now and where are you originally from?
My partner Zach and I live in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of DC. I'm originally from Western Kentucky.
How did you come to work with Clagett?
We started subscribing to the CSA four seasons ago and have loved it every year. When the call went out for volunteers this spring, I thought this might be a good way to help out.
What do you do when you're not working with Clagett?
I've just started a new job, where I'm the Online Community Director for Share Our Strength, a national non-profit working to end childhood hunger in America. For fun, Zach and I also write a food blog called The Bitten Word, which is one reason you see a lot of our photos on the blog this year. Speaking of, if you have photos, submit them! I'd love to use them for the Clagett blog.
What foods are you most excited about at the farm this year?
I'm so excited about summer squash and tomatoes. I can't wait to dig into a big ol' tomato!
Any favorite recipes or preparations using Clagett produce?
We make a Tomato, Zucchini and Eggplant bake that I really love and can't wait to make again this year.
Any particular vegetables you can't stand?
I really struggle with eggplant. I'm always looking for ideas on how to use it. There is only so much baba ganoush we can eat! So if you have eggplant ideas, send them my way!
What's your favorite part of working with Clagett?
I really look forward to Tuesdays when I call the farm to see what's in the share, so I can update the blog and Facebook page. It's so exciting to hear what's coming that week.
What have you learned by working with Clagett that you think others would be surprised to know?
There are so many people involved in the farm. When I first pitched the idea of interviewing staff and volunteers here on the blog, I was surprised when a list of nearly 30 names came back. I hope you'll love hearing about the work they do.