Become a Locavore

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Carrie Chen, Director of Education

My family began ordering from a local CSA in 2011. We receive a box of fruit and veggies every 3 weeks. Our experience has been great for so many reasons. Most importantly, I love supporting a local farmer and feeling more connected to my community. Then, there is the benefit of eating fresh, seasonal organic produce. It’s also been a great talking point with my daughter—each time a box arrives we open it together to see what the farmer is growing and has delivered to us. Finally, by receiving seasonal produce, it’s pushed me to broaden my cooking repertoire. For example, when I received leeks in last week’s box—I had never cooked them before! But, I found a fantastic soup recipe that used both the leeks and broccoli that I received that week. My daughter and I made the soup together—and she totally loved eating it.

You can become a locavore too, click on the links below to learn how!

Locavores: Eat Locally!
Farm Fresh to You
Slow Food USA: Supporting Good, Clean, and Fair Food
Find a Farmers' Market near you