Thank you so much for all the supportive comments and emails on yesterday’s post. Sometimes its tough to discuss touchy issues like bingeing and put myself out there, but after the reaction from you all it made me happy I did.
Onto more positive subjects… my CSA! Somehow, yesterday was the very last pick up of the 20 week season. We have officially decided not to do the CSA again next year because it just did not feel worth it for us. We paid about $26 a week for a half share, so around $500 for the 20 weeks. There were a few weeks that it felt “worth it” but many more weeks where I felt like I could have done WAY better at the Farmer’s Market with $26 in hand. The farm we were with was Great Country Farms, and based on this year’s CSA, I wouldn’t recommend signing up with that farm.
That said, I do think a CSA is a great thing if you find a good farm and don’t have as much access to farmers markets and local produce as I do. Every Thursday there is a Farmer’s Market right outside my office, and every Tuesday there’s one right outside my apartment. On top of that, there are several all around the city on the weekends, so access to local produce is not hard for me. To find out information about CSAs and farmers markets in your area, check out http://www.localharvest.org. This site is an awesome resource for finding things in your area and has reviews listed on the site. I’ll be sure to put up a review on this CSA. 🙂
And onto this week’s produce. It was pretty decent, but I still think I could have gotten a lot more for $26 at the farmer’s market…but I am looking forward to diving into cooking up a lot of produce this weekend.
Sweet Potatoes caked with dirt fresh from the ground!
10 Apples – not sure of the variety.
Beets with their tops
And a small butternut squash plus lettuce of some sort
It’s kind of weird that this is the last box ever of my CSA!!
Sometimes simple is best when it comes to breakfast.
Oat bran with 1 tbsp pepitas and a drizzle of organic honey. I found the oat bran in the depths of my pantry and while I think its fine, I do prefer old fashioned oats or scottish oats over the oat bran. I’m pretty sure I bought it because it’s only 1 point on Weight Watchers instead of 2…
Do you have good access to local produce where you live? Do you or would you participate in a CSA?