July 5, 2017
I recently joined a wonderful farm co-op in California, called Farm Fresh To You. I have now received 3 boxes of produce, delivered fresh right to my door in the middle of the night, and it is absolutely wonderful. I absolutely cannot say enough fabulous things about this service!
I have had produce delivery services in the past, but I always canceled them because they were not what my family needed. Farm Fresh To You is different:
- Most importantly: You can choose what you want! No more boxes of beets and carrots (both things everyone in my household absolutely loathes.) Instead, you get to pick from available fresh fruits and vegetables – and you only buy the things you want that week!
- Everything is organic! Buying organic items is better for the consumer, the environment, the soil, the workers, and everything in between.
- You can add speciality items if you would like to. They have dairy products (not something I want of course, but it’s there if you like) – sometimes things like pressed garlic, olive oil, honey and gifts. I’ve even noticed cookbooks on the list!
- Supporting this service ultimately supports a local farm, local jobs, and encourages organic, sustainable farming. (Wouldn’t it be nice if all farms were run this way?!?)
- You can choose to donate boxes to the food bank, and they deliver to workplaces too.
Below is a picture of the lovely, recyclable box the produce comes in, and a picture of the glorious fruits and vegetables I ordered this week. You can’t imagine how different the produce tastes from non-fresh/non-organic produce. It’s a world of difference!
Delivery is available in both Northern and Southern California regions. To find out more information, see here: https://www.farmfreshtoyou.com.
In general, I believe it’s incredibly important to support local, organic farms. Although you may not live in California, there are CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture) all over the place. Do the research – it’s worth it.
Eat real food. Protect the earth.
John 1:3-4 (NRSV): All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4 in him was life,[a] and the life was the light of all people.
Serve all with love.
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