Sunday, February 14, 2010
Community Supported Agriculture
I joined a farm co-op! Growing up with hippie parents, I always get pressure to do the green thing and I really want to, I do. Being earth friendly is not always financially appealing. I tried the local farmer's market last year and spent $40 on a very small bag of random vegetables. $6 for a pint of blueberries when they are $2 at Market Basket. The Community Supported Agriculture group is a great opportunity to buy local fresh produce at a reasonable price, $300 for a 1/2 bushel for 20 weeks. It is all from a local farm in Concord, MA (hope I get grapes!). During the weeks of harvest we just pick up a box of veggies (some fruits or berries) from our local nursery. We get a different variety each week based on what is ready for harvest. You know I won't let any go to waste. My only concern is that I might be hard pressed to find a use for everything we receive, so I will be looking for and creating many new recipes which I will share on my blog. Looking forward to a very veggie summer!!