A couple of months ago I learned about Local Fare Farm Bag from my mother-in-law and sister-in-law. I had heard about CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) from a friend and had read an article about it in Country Gardens but the cost of joining one discouraged us from doing it. So when I learned about Local Fare (and no up front cost) I was hooked! Also hearing about my mother-in-law’s and sister-in-law’s experience gave me the courage to give it a try.
So what IS Local Fare, you wonder? It’s local, seasonal fruits and vegetables delivered to my home. WHAT? Delivered? That’s right. I don’t have to go anywhere to pick it up. It comes straight to me, every two weeks, on Wednesdays.
What do you get for $25? Here, let me show you…
Oops, I forgot to include the loaf of bread from the French Pantry. But here’s an example of what shows up on my doorstep. 5 ears of corn, Italian eggplant, yum yum peppers, zucchini, white potatoes, spaghetti squash, watermelon, bail and cilantro and a loaf of ciabatta bread. All in this bag:
It’s been fun to see what shows up in my bag each week. For those people who like to plan, you can get a head’s up by going to the website. But I like to be surprised. You even get a newsletter describing what the produce is (this week we got spaghetti squash and I’ve NEVER bought that before!) In the newsletter, there are recipes in case you receive something you’ve never tried before. It’s been fun, and sometimes challenging, to try new produce. It beats driving to Beaver Street to the “Farmer’s Market!” Did I mention that they deliver??