by Stacy Braiuca, Social Media Specialist
KANSAS CITY, MO– It’s summer and Mother Earth is graciously giving us her bounty. Colorful fruits and vegetables are everywhere. She doesn’t even charge us extra for the yummy smells of peaches, watermelon, or apricots! You would think with this bombardment of our senses, I would LOVE fresh fruits and veggies and eat them above all else, right? No, not always. But this summer, has been different.
I joined a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Cooperative at work this season. It is a program that offers a bag of fresh groceries every week for “subscribers”, delivered to work!
To “subscribe” for your “share” (each bag is called a share), you have to agree to participate for the whole session. Our session is May 29th until the end of September. You also agree to pay for that season up front. Our fees are around $500 for the whole session. That may seem high on the outset, but it is about $25/week and you get AT LEAST $25-30 worth of groceries every week. Don’t forget that DELIVERED part. I don’t even have to stop at the store on the way home.
Week 1 Goodies
Including a cookbook!
So, within the first 2 weeks I was eating more veggies already, even though I’m splitting my “share” with my mom and brother. We each get to split yummy uber fresh fruits, veggies, cheese, milk, bread, and meat to supplement our own groceries. Week one had:
What was I going to do with those tomatoes? Several years ago, I had really bad acid problems, to the extent that I couldn’t even drink iced tea! It was horrible. I finally went to the doctor and have stabilized that with medication for the last few years. However, before that, I had basically stopped eating tomatoes in anything: no red sauce on burritos, little to no sauce on pizza, limited spaghetti sauce (even though my hubby makes it super yum!). I now have a totally irrational “fear” of tomatoes…