Vegetable Box

by havoc

Amy signed us up for a local community
supported agriculture
share this year, so we get a box of vegetables
every week. This first week the box contained strawberries, sweet
peas, bok choy, turnips, lettuce, spinach, cilantro, and a live basil plant.

We got the idea from The
Omnivore’s
Dilemma
and In
Defense of Food
.

The weekly box enforces quantity and variety of vegetables – we have
to come up with some way to prepare whatever shows up. If we eat the
whole box between the two of us, it’s a lot healthier than
whatever we were likely to eat otherwise.

It’s said to be good for the farmers and the environment also – the
idea is that the annual subscription gives farmers stable income at a
higher profit margin, and the food doesn’t have to be trucked in from
all over.

(This post was originally found at http://log.ometer.com/2008-06.html#23)

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