We put down our payment for our 2011 share in local Batten Bay Farm. This is what they call Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), where locals can purchase a partial or full share in the vegetables that get produced each year. Every week from June through November, we get to pick up a selection of produce that’s ready for that week. I’m excited about this…it’s supporting our local economy and will encourage healthy organic eating throughout the year (will certainly help with my cholesterol-lowering diet and that will make my doctor happy!). We receive our first veggies in the beginning of June and I plan on taking pictures of our selections as well as providing you all with some healthy recipe ideas.
If any of you have this opportunity, try seeking out any local farms to see if they offer this…it’s a win-win for you, the locals and the farmers!