Saturday, June 9, 2012

Why You Need a CSA if You Have Kids

We got a CSA this year.  If you're not familiar with it, a CSA stands for Community Share Agriculture.  There are different kinds, but the most common is for people to get some of what is grown on the farm.

I didn't like that kind because I don't like the idea of getting stuff I've never heard of and wasting money because we're not going to eat it, so I decided to go with a CSA where I choose the veggies.  More or less, we're paying someone to garden for us.  I get the veggies without having to do any of the work!!  :)

So far, we've enjoyed a ton of mixed lettuce, some broccoli, and carrots.  We'll be getting food all the way through the fall, so I look forward to lots of yummyness!

So why do you need a CSA if you have kids??  Caleb absolutely LOVES picking the vegetables in our garden and has learned so much about where our food comes from.  As a result, he is choosing to eat many more vegetables too--all the while proclaiming, "We grew this in our garden!"  I've been amazed to see him choosing carrots for a snack.  He swears they taste different when they're fresh.  I have to agree!

If you've got a picky eater on your hands, consider joining a CSA--especially one where you choose what you want to grow!

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