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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Community Support Agriculture (CSA) shares are affordable and easy to share. When I purchase a share I often get something I wouldn't buy otherwise and then I will either figure out how to use it, or swap it with a neighbor or give it to someone who wants that veggie. Makes great neighbors!!
Join a community supported agricultural group, or Use your local farmers market. In a CSA you buy a share in what the farmer produces, and you get a box of veg weekly. Eat more local fruits and veg, and stop eating so much processed foods. I think this is a good way to be healthier.
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.
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