The home delivery CSA box I recently subscribed to allows me to spend more time cooking and less time shopping. I love getting to know the people who grow my food, but sometimes I’m working during the farmer’s market. So, every Wednesday I get an assortment of seasonal, fresh, and organic vegetables delivered to my door.
The home delivery food box market continues to grow. Offered by companies like Blue Apron, Hello Fresh and Sun Basket, these boxes contain a recipe card and everything you need to make your meal. While food boxes have helped people cook more, I’m here to say that enrolling in a CSA program is an even better option. You’ll support your local organic farmers and get much fresher, higher quality and nutrient dense food!
When I visit the Santa Barbara Farmers Market, Givens Farm is one of my favorite stands. Lucky for me, the folks at Something Good Organics support Givens by running a CSA that offers home delivery. This week’s box included baby spinach, a salad mix, carrots, beets, leeks, kale, cilantro, Brussels sprouts, apples, avocados, yams and a papaya. I brewed a chaga tea base in my crock pot and made a soup with many of the veggies shown here.
Local Harvest is an awesome resource that will locate the CSA nearest you. Not all CSAs will deliver to your home, but almost all offer a pre-packed box that’s ready to pick up once per week. Good luck finding a great CSA!