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Local, Organic Produce at Your Doorstep

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 and receive 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.

 

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Sarah Cooke

Sarah Cooke is a writer living in California. She is interested in organic food and green living. Sarah holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Naropa University, an M.A. in Humanities from NYU, and a B.A. in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University. She has written for a number of publications, and she studied Pastry Arts at the Institute for Culinary Education. Her interests include running, yoga, baking, and poetry. Read more on her blog.

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9:03AM PDT on Apr 8, 2013

Thank you

7:34AM PDT on Apr 8, 2013

thanks

9:51PM PDT on Apr 7, 2013

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!

7:53AM PDT on Apr 7, 2013

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

7:34AM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

Thanks for sharing

3:36PM PDT on Apr 5, 2013

Thanks

12:08PM PDT on Apr 5, 2013

Eat local. Live well.

10:13AM PDT on Apr 5, 2013

ty

4:48AM PDT on Apr 5, 2013

Thank you Sarah, for Sharing this!

2:55AM PDT on Apr 5, 2013

The nature has always prepared everything for us

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