The Fastest and Cheapest Way to Get High Quality Fresh Vegetables

The Fastest and Cheapest Way to Get High Quality Fresh Vegetables

I have to admit something. . . It drives me nuts when people complain about the price of “good quality” produce. If you buy all organic from places like Whole Foods, your grocery bill will be high. I can promise you that.

If you’d love to eat more veggies that are high quality, grown locally, and entirely affordable, see if there is a CSA or Community Supported Agriculture share program near you here: http://www.localharvest.org/  Basically how it works is you buy a share of the year’s produce before the season begins. Each week, you get a “share” of fresh, local veggies.

Just go to http://www.localharvest.org/csa/ and type in your zip code. Whether you’re an urban, suburban, or small town dweller there are very likely local farms with CSA options that you might not be aware of.

Want to know the HUGE benefits? Here’s the scoop directly from Local Harvest:

Advantages for farmers:
– Get to spend time marketing the food early in the year, before their 16 hour days in the field begin
– Receive payment early in the season, which helps with the farm’s cash flow
– Have an opportunity to get to know the people who eat the food they grow

Advantages for consumers:
– Eat ultra-fresh food, with all the flavor and vitamin benefits
– Get exposed to new vegetables and new ways of cooking
– Usually get to visit the farm at least once a season
– Find that kids typically favor food from “their” farm – even veggies they’ve never been known to eat
– Develop a relationship with the farmer who grows their food and learn more about how food is grown

(Source: Local Harvest at www.localharvest.org)
If you’re serious about getting healthy and eating high quality, fresh, local produce, I strongly encourage you to check and see if there is a CSA program near you. Do it TODAY. The growing season is already starting but its not too late to sign-up. To your health!!

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2 Responses to The Fastest and Cheapest Way to Get High Quality Fresh Vegetables

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