In 2009, my husband and I decided to join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). We get a weekly box of produce from a relatively nearby farm. We have tried a whole variety of vegetables, some of which we had never heard of before. It has been great!
We are welcome to visit the farm anytime. We are also welcome to come and work the farm if we want to! We have camped on the grounds a few times. We have met the farmers and are familiar with their farm practices. We know that our farmers strive to grow a variety of crops in a natural and sustainable manner. That means a lot to us!
Being part of the CSA has been a catalyst, leading to other changes in our shopping and eating habits. We have become more particular about our meat and dairy choices as well. We don’t by any means buy all organic foods. This is all a work in progress as we seek a balance between our budget, our health and our ethics. We have definitely found that choosing food is not a simple matter. It is another area in which I think my choices really matter, not only for me and my family, but also for our local economy and perhaps the food industry in general.
What, if any, changes have you made in food choices as you work toward a healthier you?