In that photo there is what I’m hoping to be hauling in my food box next week: pounds of strawberries (among other goodies).
On June 9th I’ll be picking up a box of food from the local CSA (community supported agriculture) I joined, Riverland Farm. We’ll see, but it should be a great deal. I’ve done a few things to feel like I’m getting the most from my investment:
- I’ll be blogging about my weekly food pick-up, and maybe create some videos too (reviving my Farm Report feature).
- I’m writing a book about how to maximize the value of your farm share, or any other kind of CSA share. That’s a work in progress that will hopefully be finished when I pick up my last box in October. I’ve been working on the outline for a few weeks.
- The farm share, a weekly box of organic vegetables, is the foundation of a lifestyle change I’m trying to make. By the end of these 23 weeks I’m hoping to hard wire more healthy eating habits into my brain (and body, obviously).
Quick Tip: as a member of the UMassFive Credit Union, I receive a no-interest loan to pay for the farm share (paid off over 6 months). It’s a great deal for low income people to give them access to great local food, plus it supports the farming community. Maybe your credit union gives loans like that?