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Signed up for the farm co-op today

February 16th, 2008 at 09:00 am

I believe your money is your vote. So for the second year in a row, I'm voting for locally grown pesticide-free produce from a local farmer. Last year, we joined a farm co-op for the first time, not knowing what to expect.

Basically, we paid $275 a season for bags of vegetables from this farm. The season is from May through Oct. and we pick up once a week. The food was so good last year. Much better quality than what you get in the grocery store. And it turned out to be a lot of food for the money, so it was a lot more and better than what we could have bought at the grocery store.

(We supplement this with what we grow in our garden. We didn't buy one veggie at the store last summer.)

Throw in that our farmer is super nice, and at the beginning and end of the season gave us tons of hanging baskets, flats of flowers and pumpkins for Halloween. Heck. Why not sign up again?

So I filled out the form and am mailing the check today.

I know it seems like a lot of money up front, but it's well worth it. I'd rather have my grocery money supporting a local farm than a multinational grocery store chain any day.

If you have a farm co-op in your area, I highly recommend it. It's a much better way to buy veggies.

2 Responses to “Signed up for the farm co-op today”

  1. denisentexas Says:

    We have a few CSA farms not too far from us and have considered signing up with one but weren't sure what to expect. Maybe we'll do it this year. Thanks for this entry!

  2. monkeymama Says:

    That's a great idea. We live in farm central. Anyway, the number of choices is a little overwhelming. But dh actually liked the idea and many of them were pretty affordable for organic produce. So if we can narrow it down; will give it a try.

    Thanks for the tip.

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