New Years ResolutionsWe are over 3 weeks into a new year, just far enough removed from the hustle and bustle of the holidays to forget some of the details. Perhaps it was the poor eating choices, the excess consumption, or the time that we just couldn’t find to fit all those scheduled workouts into our busy days. We are also 3 weeks past the time we sat down with our minds and a sheet of paper and made a goal list; all the things we were going to do better in 2014. Maybe you are still on track, you are creating and executing action items toward success. If so, kudos to you! Maybe, though, you are amongst a huge majority of us that sort of….just forgot about that list and are back to the daily grind just getting by on our same old routines.
What Is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?What if we can do one thing to make a difference in our overall health and wellness this year? There is an old saying that I love and stand behind that says, “what if we worried less about what we ate between Thanksgiving and New Year’s and worried much more about what we ate between the new year and Thanksgiving?” That would certainly seem to give a big jump start on improving that goal list, especially that one item that said you would eat better in 2014. Have you ever considered or even heard of CSA shares? (Community Supported Agriculture) It’s an amazing program to help support our local farmers and get you some great quality food to help your own body feel and work better. Here is a great explanation directly from Blackbrook Farm regarding CSA membership to help understand its’ purpose.
“Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is about customers getting the freshest local produce available while using the power of their dollars to support small farms. CSA brings farmers and families together around the production and consumption of the best quality local food. As a CSA member, you have the opportunity to know your farmer and the lush farmland that work to produce the food you share at your dinner tables. Whether meeting us at our markets, visiting our farm, or following us online you become part of this stronger food system. CSA exists, in part, in response to a broken food system that exploits people and the land to produce food of poor nutritional value. Hence CSA focuses on land stewardship and agricultural sustainability. By becoming a member of our CSA, you vote for all of these values.”The Training Room is going to be a dropsite for the farm this year; here is a great opportunity to get some excellent sources of healthy foods for you and your family this spring, summer and fall. If you are interested, please check it out as there is a $20.00 discount on your share if you sign up by February 1st. Check out some pictures of this amazing opportunity! Feel free to send me an email if you have any questions. I'd love to hear your comments, feedback or questions. firstname.lastname@example.org.