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A Local Kind of Love {Week 3 CSA}


In our quest for a healthier life, we often find ourselves caught in a whirlwind of contradictory advice and fleeting trends. But amidst the chaos, one truth stands tall: our own well-being and the well-being of our environment are deeply intertwined.

And one simple path towards reaping the rewards of both lies in embracing the power of eating local. By choosing locally grown food, we not only fuel our bodies with fresher, nutrient-packed food, but we also nurture a beautiful dance between ourselves and the vibrant microorganisms just beneath our toes.


Inside each of us lies a hidden world—a bustling ecosystem called the microbiome. This diverse community of tiny organisms plays a vital role in our overall health and happiness, with new discoveries about it arriving almost by the day. Interestingly, recent research shows that the health of our microbiome is intimately connected to the health of the soil's microorganisms. The same microbial activity allowing plant roots access to nutrients accounts for the breakdown and nutrient accessibility we rely on as well. Research has even found that the changes soil microbes undergo across seasons are reflected in our own seasonally shifting microbiomes.


When we offer ourselves locally grown produce, a cornucopia of benefits awaits us. First and foremost, local food is harvested at the peak of its flavor and nutritional value. Unlike its long-distance counterparts, local fare spends less time on the road, reaching our plates fresher and more vibrant. By supporting local farmers, we're not only treating ourselves to better-tasting food but also nurturing healthier communities—both physically and socially.


Eating local is an act of love for our environment. It means less carbon emissions from lengthy transportation journeys and more connection with the people and hands growing our food. In an era desperately disconnected from where our food is coming from, going out of our way to get in touch with the literal roots of our sustenance is also a tangible form of activism.


As we shift our consumption habits towards local produce, we empower local farmers and strengthen local economies. This, in turn, fosters sustainable agricultural practices, safeguarding biodiversity and ensuring a flourishing planet for future generations. By supporting local agriculture, we become catalysts for transformation, contributing to a world where food systems are regenerative, communities thrive, and the Earth blossoms.


Sure, we might be a bit biased, but we became farmers because of the power that our food choices hold. Now, more deeply down this rabbit hole than ever, we still believe that connecting with your local farmers reaches beyond the immediate benefits of nutrition, flavor, and smaller carbon footprints. We think it has the potential to reshape our worldview and our place within it. Scientists are just barely starting to uncover the depth and nuance in the relationship between our bodies and the Earth—a relationship that goes far beyond mere sustenance.


As we savor local food, we open ourselves up to a deeper connection with nature. Each bite, a sensational reminder of our profound interdependence with the life force within every leaf, root, and invisible network of cosmic proportions.


What a gift to play our small part in this potent exchange. May the harvests delight and inspire you this week, and thank you for letting us feed you!



To have local food up here that has any chance of sustaining our community, "protected culture" (aka growing in greenhouses) is a must. Growing food up here year-round requires heavy infrastructure costs, but local food sovereignty is more than worth it.



Inside Your Box This Week


French Breakfast Radishes

Rainbow Chard

New Potatoes

Red Romaine

Curly Kale

Zucchini

Spinach

Carrots


 

Recipes Worth Trying...

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For supporting our small organic farm.

For helping pave a way forward for regenerative agriculture.

For investing in young farmers.

For buying local.

We're honored to nourish you!








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