Last year, when I finally decided that buying a share in a CSA “made sense” based on the way that my family was eating, it was unfortunately too late, at least for that year – the season had ended and Lindsey and Erik were embarking on their yearly Dark Days challenge. So, I used the winter months to research nearby farms that might have a CSA share available come the spring and more importantly, where . . . → Read More: Thoughts from a Virgin Shareholder
Let me just get this out of my system. If you haven’t explored your supermarket’s bulk food section, you are missing out! It’s a smorgasboard of tasty bits and pieces. You can get a HUGE sack of oats for oatmeal or a tiny nibble of chocolate-covered raisins right in the same place!
Besides the excitement, which I think stems from Mom occasionally buying bulk yogurt pretzels when I was a kid, here are the . . . → Read More: How to Navigate the Bulk Foods Section to Survive the Dark Days
After spending time lower on the list, apples have now been deemed the dirtiest conventionally grown produce by the Environmental Working Group. Yuck! Just another good reason to seek out locally and responsibly grown produce. We usually buy our apples (and peaches, nectarines, and pears) from Breezy Hill Orchard. They’re Eco-Apple certified, which means they use integrated pest management (IPM) rather than just dumping a bunch of chemicals on their fruit. Just look at those . . . → Read More: Conventional apples are now the dirtiest!
…make a pie with local apples or pumpkins instead of buying Chilean apples, pumpkin in a can, or a whole pre-made pie.
Who’s with me?