Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Farm fresh to me, indeed! A couple of weeks ago a good friend of mine mentioned Farm Fresh To You, a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that delivers fresh, organic fruits and veggies right to your door (in the Bay Area and Los Angeles). So I signed up for a weekly delivery -- we eat a lot of fresh stuff and it goes fast, but you can also sign up for every other week, every third week, every forth, etc... -- and today, our first delivery arrived! What a marvel! The farmers' market right to my door! Gives a whole new meaning to "farm-to-table."
CSAs aren't new, I know, but they're new to me. And what a better way to support local growers, to get fantastic produce, and to eat healthfully, without doing anything, really, except answering the door.
I love farmers' markets, but I don't always have time to go. Now, I can be assured of a weekly visit to the farm without having to go anywhere. Genius. They'll even deliver to your office, so you've got no excuses. Plus, they provide recipes on how to cook all those marvelous veggies. Want to sign up for a CSA, learn more about them or find one in your area? Visit LocalHarvest and bring on the fresh produce.
Today's delivery includes: one cantaloupe, two white peaches, strawberries, one Eureka lemon, six apricots, a pound of asparagus, three ears of white corn, a bunch of broccoli, a huge bunch of green chard, one head of green leaf lettuce, one giant yellow onion, and a bunch of fresh rosemary. Phew! I can't wait to get eating. In fact, if you'll excuse me, I'm about to go dive into some fruit. But don't worry, I'll be sure to share the recipes for how to cook all of this CSA deliciousness.
Posted by Kendra at 12:40 PM