With Juniper eating solid foods like a rockstar, I'm constantly replenishing our stock of fresh produce. I try to buy organic when possible, which definitely can add up in cost when you're shopping with Fresh Direct or your local market here. I also never have the energy to head to our nearest farmer's market (which is a 15 minute walk from our place) on Saturdays morning. Shopping the farmer's market was a nice, chill way to start the weekend when I used to go by myself, but with a baby and a bag of stuff to cart everywhere, it feels far from relaxing.
That's why I'm excited for our CSA to begin in May. We've never joined a CSA before, and I'm really excited to see how it goes. I found out about this organic CSA through the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative when I stopped in for lunch at one of my favorite sandwich shops, Eastern District. We'll be doing our pickups from Eastern District, and there are a few other places in Brooklyn where you can pick up your box of veggies. I liked the fact that you don't have to work for this CSA, something I didn't want to commit to over the summer when I hate to be tied down by schedules. I love that the fruits, veggies, and eggs we're getting are both organic and local. I'm hoping being a part of a CSA will help me get better at cooking with the food I have at hand, versus working off recipes. And I'm so excited to watch Juniper taste her first summer heirloom tomato.
There's still time to sign up for ours if you're in Brooklyn and looking for a CSA. Do you belong to a CSA? Do you finish that whole box of veggies each week?
Photograph via the Lancaster Fram Fresh Cooperative blog.