Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Friday, October 5, 2007


Ok, so I can see the confusion on your face already. Why a picture of a box of Veggies? Actually it's not just any box of veggies this is a box of veggies from the CSA (community Supported Agriculture) Because I buy all organic and natural products (yes even down to the deoderant) my friend suggested I look into buying a share in one of the farms that delivers to our area. I looked into it and found this huge waiting list and figured I would just have to go on paying the very high prices at Clark's and Trader Joe's. I don't mind if that is the only option but when I found out you could cut the cost of your produce by skipping the middle man (shipping from who knows where), support local farmers and get great tasting food that is chemical free I was so thrilled. So about a week ago I meet this couple whos son is on my daughter's swim team and we started talking about different health issues (another blog another day) and they casually mention they were getting ready to sell half of their share to this farm I was interested in becuase it was to much food.(ha, thank you God!) Well, being the savy business women I am (ok not!) I jumped in front of the waiting list (see, again cutting the middle man) and offered to buy their other half. So today was our first pick up & this is only half because my friend next door and I are sharing. We got so much good fresh food. We got fresh carrots, garlic, Pears, Potatoes, squash, the list goes on and on. We decided to take our fresh Tomatoes, basil and garlic and make homemade pasta sauce for dinner. Ya-hooo!! The girls we're just plucking the carrots out of the box and eating them with a little dirt and all. They were excited as well. :) So maybe a silly post but it's something I have become passionate about in the last 11 months and in a couple weeks I will tell you why! :)


Rhonda said...

That is soooo cool. I didn't know something like that existed. Up here you can pick your own fruit for pennies, but the vegetables that you get are awesome.

christy p said...

That is very cool. How awesome and savy of you! :)

Jessica said...

Oh yippee, you were able to do it, I'm so glad! So that box right there is only 1/4 of what you would get in a week with a share?? That is a lot! I for sure couldn't even do half a share with just Matt and I.

DonnaG said...

That is absolutely the coolest thing I have ever heard of. In our city we have a community garden where we can plant and tend and enjoy, but I have never heard of a share of a farm. I can not wait to hear how it works.

Faithy said...

That is amazing! I'm interested to hear how it works out...The weggies look wonderful & don't you just love the fact that your kids are loving the fresh produce too? How'd your sauce turn out?