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!