Thursday, May 10, 2012

An Easy Way to Support Local Family Farms

I just discovered this new delivery service. It's called From the Farmer and is based in MD, D.C., and Northern VA. Each week, an insulated basket full of local fruits and vegetables is delivered to your doorstep.

If you miss you on going to the Farmers' Market, you can still get fresh, local, seasonal produce. This takes the idea of CSA's a step further because you don't have to GO anywhere.

It's perfect for busy families. Especially, if you have little-bitty ones that make it difficult to get out the door and pick up your weekly CSA share.

Single Bushel that comfortably feeds 1-2 people costs $45. Here's a sample week...

3 medium pink lady apples
1 quart of strawberries
1 bunch of asparagus
10 oz. (1 bag) of micro-greens
10 oz. (1 bunch) of spinach
½ pint medium heirloom tomatoes
1 bunch easter egg radishes
1 quart red bliss potatoes
1 bunch of leeks
3 vidalia onions

A Double Bushel that comfortably feeds 3-5 people costs $55. Here's a sample week...

5 medium pink lady apples
2 quarts of strawberries
2 bunches of asparagus
2 bunches large spring onions
10 oz. (2 bunch) of spinach
1 quart heirloom tomatoes
1 bunch (4 large) beets
3 red/yellow/white onions
1 bunch of spring onions
1 bulb of kohlrabi
3 bunches of farm-select fresh herbs
1 hand formed loaf of brioche

The prices seem very reasonable to me. I love the fact that "From the Farmer" is making it easier for families to eat healthier and that Family Farms are being supported in the process. This makes me one Joyful Mama!

Now, if only they deliver in my zip code!

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