I an effort to support local farms and save money, we recently began using a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) for our fruits and vegetables. To learn more about a CSA and why we chose to support one, check out my previous article.
Out first CSA experience has been fantastic! Supporting local always makes you feel a little better than walking into the grocery store. You get to have the exchange take place with someone that personally was responsible for the food that you are about to enjoy. Our local weather has not been the most conducive to growing of fruits and vegetables in upstate NY so the growing seasons are a little behind at this point. We still received great value for the amount of food that we received so I can’t wait for the next few weeks!
Eating seasonally and with vegetable and fruits that we may not use otherwise was a huge draw for us to start this process and needing to explore new and exciting ways to use our vegetables has been fun so far. I was a little worried that we may get some odd or misshapen fruits and vegetables with this program, but so far, so good! The veggies look the same (or better) quality to that we would normally buy in our local grocery store.
If you would like to know more specifics about the CSA that we chose or how to find one in your area, interact with me on Instagram @moneyandimage. Let continue this conversation and let me know about your experiences with CSAs and why you utilize them!