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!

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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    Those sharing farms a wonderful, I'm glad you found it.
    3316 days ago
    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!
    3317 days ago
    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.
    3317 days ago
    Do you get your choice of veggies? My fear would be that I'd end up with 15 weeks worth of brussel sprouts.
    3317 days ago
    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
    3317 days ago
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