Monday, January 10, 2011

Current Obsession: CSA

My current obsession is Community Supported Agriculture, which is a farming business model. Members of the community, individuals and restaurants put money up front in order to be supplied with luscious, sustainable, (and organic, although not always certified,) local fruits and vegetables. More specifically, I am in love with the CSA farm that is local to my area. I just discovered it on the internet. It is called Jacob's Cove.

Let's face it, conventional growing methods are not sustainable. (Irresponsible, at best, although I feel that it is criminal the way that soil is depleted of nutrients, making our food ever less healthy.) The use of tons of chemicals is involved. This all makes us sick. Doctors out there that actually recognize the medical needs of children with autism admonish parents to feed them organic food. There is a reason for that.

I look forward to one day buying shares of this real food from Jacob's Cove.


Fulkerson Clan said...

i have been thinking about joining a CSA for year now. i've researched and thought about it over and over, but have yet to just do it! i guess maybe i'm afraid it'll be too expensive or we won't eat what we get or it's too much of a pain to go pick it up. i don't know what my deal is! but hearing someone else talking about it might give me the push to just join this year already! you'll have to let me know how your experience is with jacob's cove :)

Celeste Jean said...

I have the same concerns. I have noticed that others who do CSA blog about their recipes, so it is good to know that I wouldn't have to do all the coming up with meal ideas myself.