We were accepted into the Student Sustainable Farm at Rutgers this year. Woo hoo.
Community Supported Agriculture is a great way to eat mostly organic produce while supporting local farmers. In our case it will be the local University which is always great. This is a threefold benefit that really encompasses the goals of sustainability:
- Economic: by supporting local business and buying organic at competitive prices
- Environmental: less fossil fuel expenditure for travel and organic farming practices that tend to be better for environment
- Social: by eating a nutritious diet of organic produce (or any produce!!) the burden on society is reduced by lower heath costs AND Rutgers also gives produce to local schools and shelters
I have been wanting to join a CSA for a very long time however, the costs and amount of produce associated it with it was always a barrier. No more! Since the majority of what we eat is plant-based and we have easily gone through our weekly greens we can definitely pull this off. What I like is that they give you sizes for their bunches in 2009. It’s very comparable to the organic produce we purchase at Wegmans every week.
What a great way to celebrate Earth Day…