Wednesday, July 28, 2010

csa

besides just indicating that the work week is half way over, wednesdays have become sweeter since we signed up for a local community-supported agriculture (csa) program.

every wednesday we pick up our box from a local store and the box is always packed with wonderful fruits, vegetables, and eggs from local farms. sometimes they even throw in grains, honey, herbs, teas, cheeses, and more! it's always such a nice surprise and the food is unbelievable.

the csa we joined is farmers fresh and we love it. their ordering system and product offerings are great. when you join, you even get an amazing introductory package that includes a farmers fresh cookbook (helps give ideas for foods one typically gets through their csa), breads, pancake mix, nut mixes, etc. also every week they post the probable menu along with a weekly newsletter online.

below is the welcome package:


here's what we got today!



since we don't have a garden yet, this was the best option for us to still have fresh, local produce and also support local farmers. also, after reading "animal, vegetable, miracle" by barbara kingsolver a few months ago, the idea of having food when it's in-season has become something that i continually strive for. if you haven't read this book, i would suggest it to anyone who wants to know about local farming and sustainability.


p.s. sometimes we get blue eggs and it makes me so happy!


1 comment:

  1. Nicole! I just found your blog! It's awesome!

    Johnny

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