Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Local Harvest

Today we have more from Amy :)

Amy e-mailed and introduced me to the idea of Community Supported Agriculture. This is something I haven't tried.

Amy said, "It's a great way to get organic, farm fresh produce and it's WAAAAY more economical than retail. We pay about $30/wk and it's probably at least 1/3 to 1/2 of our weekly menu since we plan around what's in the box each week :) It's definitely helped out grocery budget plus we're eating healthier and trying new things!"

How do you find one near you?

CSA's or Community Supported Agriculture are all over the country - to find one near you go to: Local Harvest and type in your zip code.

Where Amy lives there are a few farms all over the state but each of them deliver and then each week Amy goes and picks up her box of of produce. The farm gives her a list each week of what is in the box and usually a recipe to go along with it. Using what she receives she plans her meals - pickups are on Thursdays which is why Amy's meal plan wasn't the same as the rest of ours.

Check out Amy's site for some great recipes with fresh produce!

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