Thursday, June 4, 2009

Eating local and Food, Inc.

Recently, I've begun looking into ways to eat more locally. That is to say, I'd like to support local farms and move towards eating more organically grown/raised foods. To that end, this year will be my first involved with a CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, share and I could not be more excited!

It all began last summer when I stumbled upon Amy's blog, Eggs on Sunday. She documents the contents of her weekly shares and then spotlights recipes she made with those items. I was fascinated! Until that moment, I had never heard of the CSA concept before and had to know more about it.

To my delight, there are several CSA options in my area. Local Harvest is a great resource for finding a farm that you can sign up with! I found one that suited my needs and budget and signed up immediately! I'm so happy to be able to support a local farm and benefit from the foods I will receive.

Now, I've got my sights set on finding local resources for eggs, dairy, meat, and fruit. If you know of any good ones in southern New Hampshire, please let me know!

It was just today that I learned about a new documentary called Food, Inc. This film sheds some light on the realities of food production and manufacturing. It looks to be a real eye opener and I am looking forward to watching it, for sure.

Check out the trailer!

What efforts have you made toward eating locally, if any?


  1. I love supporting my local farmers markets - the produce is always fresher! :-)

  2. Wow. It's my first time here and your first post is very interesting. Our local peanutbutter here was contaminated with salmonella almost at the same time there.

  3. I wish we had a CSA type of program here. My friend in Washington shows me pics of her deliveries and it sounds great!

  4. The great thing about eating locally is you get to see what comes out of the farms near you - and the product always tasts amazing!

  5. I shop farmer's markets until our own garden comes in. I don't use CSA farm shares.