How would you like fresher, tastier produce delivered right to your door?
Yup, by joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), there’s no reason to stand dumbfounded in the produce section anymore because your daddy, errr, farmer is gonna give you spankin’ fresh produce every week of the growing season.
What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA’s)?
Why This Matters:
- Get seasonal produce that is guaranteed to be tastier and more nutritious.
- Avoid water-polluting, fossil-fuel burning industrial agriculture (aka: “agribusiness”).
- Know your farmer – and help keep your local farms around.
Ready to Try?
- Watch the episode to get the skinny on CSA’s and what they mean for your kitchen and community.
- Sign up for your local CSA. One share is enough to feed a family of four and prices range from about $12.50-$30 / week or $250-$600 / 20 week session depending on where you live.
- Shop at farmers’ markets when possible, and always choose “local” options when you see them at the store.
On A Personal Note:
Back when I was a singleton, I always split my CSA “share” with a friend — which came with the fringe benefit of having someone to help brainstorm what dishes to make with that week’s loot.
A Deeper Dig
Wanna know more about how industrial agriculture took over the world (and what normal people are doing to reclaim it)? “Food Fight” is a documentary about just that (available on Netflix streaming).
Our Fresh Pick:
Sport this sexy shirt and people will not only be doing double takes, but also thinking twice about where their food comes from.
Did You Know…
Until Holland began to dominate the carrot scene in the 1600s, all carrots were purple?