Friday, January 28, 2011

Farm to Table even in Winter

This is what I got today in my winter CSA from
East Aurora, NY 
This summer I was so good about buying locally and then WNY winter!!  I went to the grocery store and was faced with all that produce with stickers from who knows where.  Thanks to my friend Leah I learned of this farm where I could support a local farmer and get some produce during the winter months.
  • Oranges and Grapefruit (they bring up from their farm in Florida just for me! :) There were over 100 oranges in this box plus 10 grapefruit
  • Red Potatoes
  • Apples
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Turnips
  • Radishes
  • Daikon (new veggie to me) My research has reveal Asian veggie for stir fry but if anyone has a good use for it please let me know
We also get credits to buy baked goods today I got ...
  • Cinnamon raisin bread
  • Chocolate, Chocolate Cookies
TOTAL :  $50.00
@.99cents/lb that box of citrus would cost me $40.00 at the grocery and not even organic.  It was worth the hour drive for me to feel better about the produce in my fridge.

Can you find a local farmer to support?

1 comment:

  1. It feels so good to give my money to a local farming family (and the WHOLE family helps on the farm) instead of giving it to a big corporation. They say that money spent at local businesses stays local and creates a multiplier is so nice knowing that our money will be spent again in our local area where is it needed. Keep spreading the word....your blog is awesome:)