February 23, 2011

CSA {community supported agriculture}

Remember my post about eating organically?
Good news!
I've done some research and there are several farms in our area
who participate in this program!
Not-so-good news...
It can be stinkin' expensive!

Now, I understand that eating healthy, organically grown produce is great,
but upwards of $600 for a season is a little steep!
Mind you, this does include a box filled with fresh produce
{and, depending on the farm, even eggs, cheese, meats and flowers}
delivered to your door or available for pick-up at local markets
each week from about June until October
It really is such a great program!

So, my findings have led me to Fry Family Farm
They are a local farm located in Talent
They offer tons of options for CSA
and even break it down in to full and half shares!
making it much more affordable!
Also, you can choose to receive your "harvest box" every other week instead to cut down cost even more!
{and I love that they include fresh flowers!}

They have an entire section on their website dedicated to CSA
and spell out every question you may have about how the process works
{such a great resource!}

Since I do have a small
very small
garden of my own, I'm really interested in the every other week option!
I'm already getting excited!

One of my followers recommended a website
and it was a great resource and starting point!
{Thanks, Aubrey!}

Well, the rest of the week is forecaseted to bring in lots of snow,
I thought I'd post some pictures of our
President's Day trip to the park

Have a wonderful day!


Kyndale said...

Hey Alex these programs are great! Your are right 600.00 is a little steep! If you are wanting fresh organic veggies just let me know I always have extras and I would be more then happy to share! It would save you a few hundred bucks! lol! I feel very strongly about this and I really don't mind sharing! Just something to keep in mind! I grow everything Big beefsteak tomatoes, to little cherry tomatoes, Butternut, Acorn, spaghetti, and yellow Squash, zucchini, Cucumbers, Green and yellow beans, peas, sugar snap peas, edamames, watermelon, Cantaloupe, Corn, Green and Red leaf lettuce, Red and Green Romaine, salad mixes, Spinach, Red, Yellow and Green Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Cabbage, Brussels sprouts. . . I think that is about it! But Really I wouldn't mind helping you out! Just let me know and I'll plant some extra! I grow my all organic no sprays or pesticides.

Let me know! :)

Kyndale said...
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Tyler and Aubrey said...

Yeah! This is great, I'm glad you're able to find farms in your area! :)

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