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This Week's Box

 

CSA Box

Week of 1/10 thru 1/17

Carrots Napoli

Mesclun Mix

Oranges Navel

Butternut Squash

Broccoli Leaves

Lemons Eureka

Grapefruit Star Ruby

Sweet Potato Diane

Baby Celery Leaves, flavorful great for juicing 

Salad Mix

 

Large boxes:  Sweet Limes and Avocados

Thank You for the Support!! 

 *A kind reminder to return your recyclable box & ice-pack to the location you pick up.

Please note that boxes can vary from day to day, depending on Mother Nature and what is and isn't ripe enough to harvest.  If you are missing any of these items, we have included more of something else to compensate.  

Community Supported Agriculture


« An apple a day? | Main | Advantages of organic farming practices »

You are what you eat.

The quality of food has definitely gone down since the second world war.  For instance, the levels of vitamin C in today's fruit bear no resemblance to the levels found in wartime fruit.

You will have to eat more fruit nowadays to make up the deficiency, but unfortunately that means ingesting more chemicals, and more detrimental affects on your health just eating something that should be good for you!

Once you try some organic produce and taste an apple the way it should be, and perhaps how you recall it tasting in your youth, you will never go back to mass produced fruit again.

Sure there are issues with availability and cost but with a bit of research you should be able to find local stores who stock organic produce. 

Also, don't forget about your local farmer. You very well might find one that has opened up a farm shop to supply local residents, or has a booth at your local Farmers Market, or is involved in the very popular CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) movement.

 

 

If you are lucky enough to find such a farmer, you owe it to yourself, your family and your planet to offer them all the support you can.

Following are some of the many advantages of Organic Foods:

  • Organic food is much more rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre and retains the levels of nutrients for much longer.
  • Your body will be more resistant to disease as it will have higher levels of the essential nutrients it needs to fight off infection.
  • You will have more energy through consuming lower levels of toxins and chemicals that slow your body down.
  • If you are eating dairy or farm produce then you are also eating the chemicals, drugs and growth hormones given to the animals.
  • Organic farms respect our water resources and do not leach nitrogen and other pollutants from their soil.
  • Organic food just tastes so much better!

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