CSA California

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I had the pleasure of meeting with the founder of CSA California, Sara Paul, last week while I picked up my bag of organic local produce. She tells you all about the program in this video where she walks me though the produce available in the bag. This is such a great service and I’m so glad to be featuring it for you!

From their website:

What is CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way for the community to develop a relationship with a local farm(s) by committing to purchase produce on a regular basis.  Many CSA programs are structured like a share-holder program.  While this can work for some, it is difficult for many.  So we have created a program with a bit more flexibility.  And we have also implemented a fund raising program for the elementary schools that we are working with.  $2 from every bag sold goes to the school for their garden and/or nutrition program.

Check out this video and all the amazing produce I got!


Comment List

  • Anna 19 / 02 / 2010 Reply

    We don’t have CSA’s in England but we do have organic box schemes. I managed to find one where the majority of what I receive is grown about 5 miles from my house and they deliver it to my door once a week! I’m jealous of the vegetables you got in your box, our seasonal vegetables for months have been carrots, cabbage, rutabega, parsnips and other root vegetables, but it’s seasonal, organic and local. I’m more than ready for spring and summer to get some variety in there! Funny how you take out the onions, I trade some of my carrots for more onions as I don’t think a dish is complete without an onion in it!

    I’m glad to have found your blog as I’m just getting started with macrobiotics and am having a little trouble figuring out what to eat, especially as I have 2 young kids to feed. I’m using the Alicia Siliverstone guide of doing 5 days macro and 2 days vegan (we were vegan already) but I split it as 6 meals vegan and not macro during the week as if I did 2 full days I’d get out of the habit. The 6 meals allow me to do stuff with potatoes for my kids evening meal as they both love them and we get them in our vegetable box each week.

    Sorry, this comment turned into an essay!

  • Eco-Vegan Gal 20 / 02 / 2010 Reply

    That’s a lot of food and so easy! I love going to Farmer’s Markets too, but sometimes I don’t have time and don’t know exactly how much it’s going to be, so this takes a lot of the “work” out of it! Thanks for sharing!

  • Christy Morgan 22 / 02 / 2010 Reply

    Thanks Anna. I love rutabaga and parsnips! About macrobiotics, if you are eating a vegan diet using whole unprocessed foods, and staying away from sugar and processed foods, eating locally, seasonally, and organic than you are pretty much eating macrobiotically. Don’t get bogged down with what you’ve read about the macrobiotic diet. It doesn’t have to be hard or foreign. Eat whole grains, use high quality ingredients, and stay away from sugar. Grab a copy of my eBook, which has my own vegan macrobiotic fusion of recipes.

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