365 Ways #315–Organic food on the cheap

#315--Want to buy local, organic food which doesn't cost an arm and a leg? Join a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) near you. A CSA puts you in partnership with a farmer, cutting out the middleman. Basically, the farmer sells "shares" to you and other consumers of whatever he has grown for the season. It usually consists of a box of vegetables and fruits. But meat CSA's, eggs, milk, and even freshly harvested nuts and honey can be purchased--and at a large discount over what can be found in the grocery store. It's a great way to eat well on a budget. And, personally, I never want to pay an arm and a leg for what I eat. Though I'd sell my car if I needed to in order to afford clean, organically grown food.


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