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Old 02-22-2012, 19:45   #1
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A couple of months ago I signed up for a weekly delivery from a local CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) co-op. I ate pretty well before, but wow, I swaer my life is changed.

I receive a box of organic produce every Wednesday morning, and spend the rest of the week trying to eat through it. The majority of my food is now from fresh, organic produce. I buy a chicken to roast and some eggs and cheese to supplement, and have been having a blast finding out how to cook and eat veggies I had never thought to try before. The company has recipies on the website.

I have so many veggies that I have almost stopped eating processed food entirely. I just don't have room! I thought it would be expensive, but since I stopped buying most groceries and bring my lunch all the time now, I actually am saving money. I am full, feeling healthy and losing weight without doing anything but eating what feels non-stop. It took some adjustment to figure out my BGs but I have gained some consistency and am now having really good results. I never would have eaten quite like this, because the shopping would have been overwhelming, but it keeps coming to my front door. For me, it's true that if it's there, I will probably eat it.

This wouldn't be as fun if you don't like to cook, but the farm I use also has a box of snack-prepared fruits and veggies and small boxes that don't require as much prep. Most people get a delivery every other week or even monthly.

Something you may want to try! I'd love to hear if anyone else does...

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Way to go EatandRun!

I do the same only I go out to my own garden. I try to grow seasonal things so there is something all year. In the summer time we even have fruit and we have apples in the fall! I am glad you found a new way to eat, and it fills you up. You know what else, it's really really healthy, too.

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I belonged to a CSA but finally had to stop it because it was too much food, and unlike you, I wasn't able to shift from dietary favorites enough to make room for that quantity of veggies. I was turning green!

Also, there are certain veggies I just didn't like (mustard greens!) and plenty I couldn't eat (beets, potatoes), so I shifted to going to the farmer's market on the weekend and buying for the week.

I did love it though, if only it hadn't been too wasteful in my case.

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Man something like that would be awesome! I would love to have fresh grown veggies every week.

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me too. wonder how I go about that. we don't have co-ops that I know of. I will look see.

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me too. wonder how I go about that. we don't have co-ops that I know of. I will look see.
I'm sure you do. You can search here

Here's one on John's Island

http://legarefarms.com/csa-food-co-op/

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Luckily, the one I go through allows me to exclude any items I don't want ( I am allergic to onions; potatoes spike my BG too much...) I noticed that smaller CSAs are not as flexible. Farm fresh to you serves most of the Bay area and Central California. I'm in Sacramento.

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I did Farm Fresh to You once - started because they had a groupon I didn't find their produce as good as the smaller, more local one (they came over to Santa Cruz/Monterey Counties from Silicon Valley I think) - but maybe I'll try them again. The thing I =did= like was the ability to skip weeks (in addition to get all veggies w/ no fruit, etc) - no other CSAs in my area allow that.

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Here in the Mid West we have such a short growing season there are not as many CSA's close to where we live. I think most are very small farms. My daughter is a vegan chef in California and her restaurant uses a CSA. I think it is a fantastic idea. I just bought one of those spiral noodle slicers to make noodles out of veggies, it is fantastic and a great way to use those veggies.

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I'm going to have to look into the slicer! That sounds cool.

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