One of my good friends introduced me to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. It is a program where consumers can buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. And boy, am I so happy about it! Yes, feast your eyes on this!
I signed up to receive a basket every other week filled with ultra-fresh food. Yesterday, I took the girls to our local farm to pick up our first loot and let me tell ya, I'm like a giddy school girl. I can't wait to make my diet 100x better, eat flavorful, vitamin-enriched fruits and veggies, and expose myself to new vegetables and new ways of cooking! Everything in my cute little basket is organic, local, and seasonal. LOVE IT!
To pick-up your basket, you enter a little barn where there are tables full of colorful, eye-candy baskets. You find the basket with your name on it, put it in your car, and drive home intoxicated by the overwhelming sweet smell of your fresh produce. Oh heavenly...
An added bonus is that Marisa looks forward to going to "her" farm. It is such a cute little farm and fun place for her. Because of the season, they had a pumpkin patch that Marisa just loved!
You can see exactly where your food is being grown. Isn't that great? They grow it and pick it for you and you just have to pick it up! I just get to eat their hard work!
My fridge has never looked so appetizing nor has it ever been so filled with veggies. On the bottom shelf I have gallon sized ziploc bags filled with leafy greens that reach all the way to the back of my fridge. I'm beyond excited and this will be a great change in our eating habits and it will help me teach my girls about healthy living. I'll keep you posted on the new delicious meals I'll be serving!