RE: Eating Organic
Posted Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 2:31 PM
This is a good time of year for those of us in the colder parts of the US to start looking for a CSA to join. CSA = Community Supported Agriculture and it is basically like buying a share in a farm. You get a weekly box of whatever is ripe. Some CSAs have a work component but many do not. DC has a bunch of CSAs, and I have belonged to one for the past 3 years.
What I really like about my CSA is that it forces me to eat in season and to learn how to cook different vegetables. Eggplant is one that I had never tried but discovered that I love. It is easy to get into a food rut, and my CSA keeps me trying new foods.
I also like supporting a local farm that I have seen and a local farmer who I have gotten to know over the years.
http://www.localharvest.org/ is a good place to find a CSA near you. Some are organic, some aren't. Some have a work requirement, some don't. Some package up all of the fruit and veggies to be pretty like in a grocery, some don't. It is a matter of finding what would work for you.