why i'm jealous of holly

September 26, 2013

Remember when I finally admitted to having a long term bucket list? I only listed a few things then...primarily because I couldn't remember them all, and if I did, well...y'all likely wouldn't want to read a list so long.

When Holly submitted her guest post to me, I remembered something - I'm quite jealous that she's currently experiencing awesomeness that is on my list - my mental list anyway. When I have the funds, I have every intention of going this route as well.

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I'm Holly and I blog over at Back Home Again, mostly about my family and our attempts to live sustainably. This summer we, along with another family, joined a CSA. It's something I have wanted to do for awhile now and I'm so excited we got to finally do it this year.

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A CSA, or Community Shared Agriculture, is a farm dividing up all its produce among a group of shareholders who share with the farmer the risks and benefits of farming. Each week we get a share of the fruits and vegetables grown at the farm. We've received all sorts of goodies, some of my favorites are broccoli, spinach, strawberries, Sungold tomatoes, tomatoes, green peppers, zucchini, kohlrabi, green beans and blackberries. We've received many more veggies than this too.

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Our CSA lasts from mid-May through early-November - almost six months! I absolutely love it. Having fresh veggies every week that are locally grown AND Certified Naturally Grown is so awesome. We have more than made up for the cost of our share. Another thing I love about it is that my son gets to experience first hand where his food comes from, something that I think is definitely lacking in this country - and he loves it! Once my daughter is old enough, she will come along too. Localharvest.org is a great website to find local CSA's. They're expensive, but if you're able to afford it or can split the cost with another family, I highly recommend joining a CSA near you.


  1. That does sound like a great thing to do with the kids!

  2. Ohh, this looks really neat Holly. I wonder if we have this around us.


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