Been thinking a lot about food lately
This is a huge turning point for me. I've been obsessed with the cost of groceries lately, and getting good bargains. But this is the opposite. It is definitely more expensive than Market Basket. With the most recent price increases across the board, suddenly the CSA premium doesn't seem so daunting. Plus big agribusiness is totally starting to skeve me out. I like the thought of knowing where my food comes from.
I actually wanted to do a meat CSA, because we are generally carnivorous folks. Rich doesn't eat beans and we both HATE pretty much anything with soy, so our vegetarian entre options are quite limited. It's probably more important in the scheme of things to know where your meat is coming from than your veggies, but I'll do this one step at a time. The farmer from the CSA I want to join, might hook up with a meat producing Massachusetts farm for next year. I spend a lot of time in Western MA in the summer and I can buy meat locally from the farmers there too.
Then my mom wanted to go in on the share, so it looks like my whole family will be supporting local farmers even more than we usually do. We generally spend lots of money every Saturday Morning at the Greenfield Farmer's Market from Memorial Day through Columbus Day.
I'm kind of excited about this. With the extra income from my job, it makes sense to spend it (in part) on the "locavore" movement. So for this summer and fall, my produce will come from Belchertown.