Saturday, April 24, 2010

Why I started Buying CSA

Community sponsored agriculture: have you heard of it?  I am very excited about it right now.  Now, I am not as hard core as some people I know, but I do like the idea of locally produced food, and of at least leaning towards eating more organic.  So this seemed perfect.

Once a week, I order a 25 dollar box of produce from a local farm.  And they exist, even here in the L.A. area... who'd have guessed?  So anyway, I get a huge box of seasonal, freshly picked, ripe or ready produce that I can enjoy.  And before you ask, no, I don't get to pick what I get, and yes, sometimes even I get things that I have to look up, but that is part of the fun.

I like experimenting with new ingredients.  Now how does this work with meal planning?  Well, I just don't buy many vegetables from the grocery store anymore.  And it is nice!

Convenient pickup, new ingredients, locally grown produce, organically grown produce for cheaper, and a refrigerator FULL of healthy veggies that I feel obligated to incorporate into my meals-- way too many reasons to participate in such a wonderful program.

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