Tomorrow I'm hoping to hit the Natick Farmers Market; I haven't been in 3 weeks, so it'll be a nice change! Thankfully, I also have a Every Other Week Share from Tangierini's Spring Street Farm, and besides veggies, I can get my eggs, fish, and meat there also! It's one stop shopping! The fish deal is pretty cool. I'm considering signing up for their CSF--Community Supported Fish-next year, but I was wary because I didn't know if we could eat all of the fish fast enough for Evan's taste. But they also have a fishmonger who comes twice a week with his wares, so I can get whatever I need for dinner. I did however sign up for their Winter Share, mostly root vegetables and whatever they grow in their greenhouse.
It's nice having a steady supply of vegetables already taken care of, and I appreciate that they are both local and organic. There's this supposed debate about local vs. organic, and every time see something about it, I keep thinking, why not both? I appreciate that food nutrition deteriorates over time, so the closer the better, but I'd still rather not have weird chemical sprays on my food, thank you very much.
But between my two sources, my food comes from closer by, the quality is far better, and I think my food expenses overall are lower. That may have to be a project, though, to track my food expenses and see how it compares to my usual shopping trip to Whole Foods/Trader Joe's. Hmmm, a subject for another post...
and if you're wondering how to find a CSA near you, check out www.localharvest.org