I've always loved my picture perfect store bought vegetables and usually bought the same ones week after week. My regular choices were mushrooms (yes, I know, not actually a vegetable), peppers, squash, zucchini (vegetable and fruit) and an onion. Sometimes, I'd go crazy and get some spinach. We always had carrots as well as apples and bananas. I thought I was doing great, my kids and the hubby and I would eat "fresh" vegetables nearly every night for dinner. I'd heard talk about eating local, supporting local farmers and eating in season. I used to think, "what's the big deal?" I feel very differently about that now and a little more educated about the whole theory and I am so happy we did get into the 15-week program with a local farm. At just $25 per week, I am getting a great variety of in season items. I'm learning a lot about cooking with authentically fresh vegetables. The farm includes a newsletter each week offering preparation, storage and cooking tips and recipes. The first week I was embarrassingly puzzled with these little freaky round cabbage-like contortions they like to
I'm trying to keep him and the rest of the family healthy. My kids often tease me about everything under the sun growing on trees if I call it organic and my twelve year old laughs when I quote something from an article I just read. "Sugar causes cancer, Mom," he mocks, but in a sweet, still respectful manner. I know, it must get annoying to hear your mother constantly rattle facts justifying why you are now only eating a few slices of [very expensive] chicken, but three sides of veggies. But, I'm really trying honor my family with the knowledge I have and once you have this information before you, how can you not take action?