Give Peas a Chance!
70˚ in February, WHAT?!? 😮
This freakishly warm winter day has me thinking about the sunnier days to come. Windows open, Knees bare, toes wiggling in complete freedom, and fresh seasonal veggies.
I got to be honest, I have a love/hate relationship with veggies... mostly the green stuff. Wonder where my son gets that from 🤷♀️ However, I understand their importance and I enjoy exploring new recipes and ingredients when cooking.
So with it fresh on my mind today I sent in our registration for our annual CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). With a CSA you buy a "share" of vegetables at a farm (or farms) to support the farm during feast or famine. My family has been supporting the same farm for going on 9 years. There are many CSAs in the Louisville area and beyond with many different ordering/subscription options for you to explore what works best for you (Check out local CSA options here)
What does this have to do with organizing though? ✨LESS WASTE✨
Less plastic produce/grocery bags. Less styrofoam trays and plastic wrap. Less fossil fuels used to transport produce from farmers (statistically most our vegetables come from CA, FL, and Mexico). Less wasted time trying to figure out what to buy at the store. Heck, with my CSA you even return your delivery box, egg crates, and plastic clamshell containers to be used again and again.
Skip the middle man and go right to the source! Supporting our local farmers and their families.
If you don't think CSAs are your style, I highly encourage you to check out some of the farmers markets around the area. Only a few are open in these cold months, but as the weather slowly starts to warm up they'll start popping up more.
✨Have you ever tried a CSA? What are the pros and cons that you've encountered?