I got an email from a local organic gardening group I'm in, discussing a CSA that has big dreams of becoming a large farm in the heart of the metroplex - so very cool. Although I disagree with it's location and will probably never visit the store, I was still very excited to hear about it. I checked out their website - http://urbanacresmarket.com/
They have more options than another CSA I've been looking into, the start-up cost is lower, and the box prices are cheaper. I was half tempted to sign up right then, but I resisted, mainly because I wasn't going to be in town on the first pick-up date. (When I have money, I tend to spend it.) There was a Groupon link in the website, so I looked for a groupon. The ones that came up in a google search were expired, so I thought I'd put this whole idea on the back burner until we got home from vacation. I got on Groupon to see what other goodies I could find for Hubs and I - now that I'm getting back to normal, I want to get out and do things again, but I'm still cheap :)
And what was the first Groupon on the list? $39 Groupon to cover the $64 in start-up costs and the first $17 mini share from Urban Acres.
That's right, I bought it. This is a step in the right direction for my health. As I get back to normal, I am beginning to focus on my health again. Instead of trying to do everything at once, I'm easing into it this time. So, yay me!
No matter where you live, I encourage you to check your area for a CSA. Straight from the farm produce, in my opinion, tastes so much better than the uniform-looking produce at the grocery store. Or maybe you can grow your own vegetables.