Monday, January 18, 2010
CSA Time Again!
It is time to sign up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). For the uninitiated, this is a fantastic program where you buy a share in a local farmer's crop, and then all throughout the harvest season (June through October, in Utah), you receive a shipment of freshly picked organic vegetables. Eating "local" this way helps save our precious natural resources, as the vegetables you buy from the grocery store have usually been shipped long distances to get here (remember the ads for fresh vegetables from Chile at Smith's?). Plus, the taste of vegetables grown to ripeness and picked that same day is unbelievable. If you have a horribly black thumb, as I do, and would like to integrate more vegetables into your family's diet, as well as help save the environment... then, sign up for CSA this year! I use East Farms, and I get a half share, which was a ridiculous amount of vegetables for our family of 4! You can sign up here: http://www.eastfarms.net and if you want to see a sample, I blogged every week last year about what I received from them, with pictures and recipes... so check it out, starting in June of 2009.