Fresh produce comes in a box


I’ve adopted a co-worker’s organic produce box for the past two weeks and have enjoyed some really excellent local food. The box, from Terra Firma Farm, is what’s known as Community Supported Agriculture. Another local CSA is Full Belly Farm.

The big plus of using a CSA is that you get locally grown organic produce all year. The downside is that the boxes include what’s freshest that week, which means you never know exactly what you’ll get. For instance, last week my box included: grapefruit, oranges, pistachios, one large leek, broccoli and carrots. This week I have carrots, tangerines, spring onions, new red potatoes, asparagus and kiwi.

The boxes from Terra Firma come in three sizes, and the larger your box the more variety (which might help solve the dilemma of what to do with one leek). There are pick-up locations throughout the Sacramento area, mostly in people’s backyards.

Personally, I like going around the farmer’s market on Sundays under the Capital City Freeway, but if you’re looking for a way to eat more healthy, local food, check out one of these CSAs.

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