I joined a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) for the first time in San Diego. Having a full week's worth of fruits & veggies to go through (and more!) every week forced me to cook at home more. Incorporating the fresh foods of the season has been a plus - I feel better and love what I am eating. [For more info check out www.localharvest.org]
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Community-Supported Agriculture is good for local farmers AND your waistline! By investing in a farm for a season, you, get a weekly share of locally grown fresh - often organic - veggies and fruits (many farms offer beef, poultry, and dairy as well). I've learned to love a huge variety of veggies!
Find a CSA near you! http://www.localharvest.org/csa/
Invest in a good all-vegetable cookbook to learn when foods are in season and how to prepare them to bring out the natural yumminess of the vegetable rather than hiding it under unhealthy sauces, in casseroles, or as bit-player side dishes.
Save money buying organic foods joining a CSA membership with your local Farmers market. They can deliver it or you pick up a box each week. Find other Vegan people to join in with you buying fresh veggies by the case saves even more.
I joined a CSA program this year. I had done one in the past, but this one is much more convenient. My box is packaged up for me and I just go to the market and pick it up. For only $30 a week, we get a great assortment of fresh foods. Plus, everything is from Missouri!
This week we are making delicious meals with cauliflower, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, zucchini, green beans, eggs, and even tortilla chips and salsa!
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