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Carrots & Cherries & Beets, OH MY!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Yesterday I was out running errands. I had something to return to Walgreen's, so I used the GPS to find the nearest one. The GPS directed me to a part of Beaverton I hadn't been to before - we moved here two years ago this month.

I passed something that intrigued me - and managed to remember enough of the description to find it on Google today.

It's a 'Community Supported Agriculture' farm. You sign up in the Spring for a 'share', and then each week for 18 weeks you get a box of locally grown sustainably-farmed produce.

I submitted my application just now - I'm so excited!

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We have a small, north-facing backyard - how I yearned the last two years for fresh, local tomatoes - often by the time we get to the farmer's markets they're already gone. :(

It works out to $25 a week for 18 weeks - I just spent that much buying our produce for the weekend at the local grocery store, and most of that isn't even grown in the US.

I'm feeling very loca-vore-ish. lol!

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  • PUDLECRAZY
    Those sharing farms a wonderful, I'm glad you found it.
    3033 days ago
  • WILDFLOWER-
    We have something similar in Cincinnati. I've picked up the brochure more than 10 times. It really seems like a great deal - the company delivers even.

    It really is important to buy local. Truly it is. I need to get off my butt & just sign up for it. Thank you for the reminder & have a great weekend!

    Brussel Sprouts ROCK! YUM!
    3033 days ago
  • ROOBYBEGONIA
    There ARE Brussels Sprouts on one week, but since I love those, I don't mind. :) My husband and I both looked at the list and the only questionable veg was Brussels Sprouts, and I will happily eat them and fart away.
    3033 days ago
  • ELSIE_BEE
    Do you get your choice of veggies? My fear would be that I'd end up with 15 weeks worth of brussel sprouts.
    3033 days ago
  • FREENSTRONG
    This sounds great! I am going to see if there is one in my area tomorrow.
    Thanks for this info. I would love to use something like this. Maybe there would not be so may additives, toxins, chemicals, etc. in the farmer's market batch of produce...maybe none! emoticon
    3033 days ago
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