Local, Organic Produce at Your Doorstep

At the Fourth of July celebration in Berkeley, California this week, as I was strolling past a row of vendors, I was drawn to the booth of an organization called Farm Fresh to You. As with most Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, members subscribe at the beginning of the season andreceive bags of organic, local produce once or twice a month. However, Farm Fresh to You is different from most CSAs because the produce is delivered to your doorstep.

This is a huge advantage. Eating high-quality foods is more expensive and often more time consuming. I make a concerted effort to purchase local, organic foods as much as possible but, as someone who works full-time, it is not always easy. Whole Foods is expensive and, because many of my errands are saved for the weekend, I don’t always have time to make it to my local farmers’ market.

I like to think I am well informed when it comes to organic food. But eating healthfully on a budget is not as easy simply stopping at Safeway on the drive home from work. It often takes more time, as well as an awareness of where to find less expensive, more healthy foods. Of course, I haven’t been paid to say this, but I believe that organizations like Farm Fresh to You simplify the process greatly.

 

Related:
Are You Right For A CSA?
Food and the Bodys Wisdom
15 Reasons to Eat Organic Food

31 comments

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Interstellar Daydreamer
Crystal Sky3 years ago

thanks

Bill and Katie D.
Katie D.3 years ago

Local is always best, you know it's fresh! Keeps better and you can can it or freeze!
Not sprayed with chemicals to stay fresh like Walmart that was in the news when Michelle Obama shopped! That stuff wouldnt' last long. I never go there!

LILING OH
Liling O.3 years ago

Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful piece of article.

Like I have commented in other blogs, I do not believe the organic items sold in major big-names suoermarkets.
However, for fresh local produce, I am all in! And I will go for it

Marcel Elschot
Marcel Elschot3 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago

Thanks

Barbara D.
Barbara D.3 years ago

Eat local. Live well.

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby3 years ago

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Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra3 years ago

Thank you Sarah, for Sharing this!

Fi T.
Fi T.3 years ago

The nature has always prepared everything for us