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!