since getting pregnant we (the collective we meaning JD and I) have been taking a hard look at what we have been eating.
no, i'm not just talking about cutting back on processed foods and take out, but really looking at how we are getting our food and where it's coming from. what we found, is that it is hard to just live simply and enjoy food with no added hormones, modified genetics, or pesticides.
in every case we would have to pay more, to eat food, that simply came from nature without all the added crap. one way we have always supported our food needs is with our back yard garden, but we wanted another way to supply our food needs.
so a few weeks ago we joined a local CSA (community supported agriculture) farm. this way we are getting organic produce that is local. the best part, it is delivered to our house every other week before we even get up.
Full Circle Farm, is local to the Seattle area. the other cool thing they do is work with other organic farms on the west coast so we can get a larger variety of fruits and veggies during the winter and spring when not much is in season here (note the tomatoes in the picture).
so far everything has been delicious.
i thought i would also share some other links with you on urban agriculture.
The dirty dozen and the clean fifteen - if you can't buy all organic this list helps you to know which fruits and veggies you should buy organic and which don't matter as much. They even have a cool print out you can throw in your bag and an app you can download to your phone.
Seattle's Urban Agriculture zoning changes - if you live here in the City there are a few changes to the zoning code that makes urban agriculture easier. if they pass (and i hope they do) each of us could now have up to 8 chickens in our back yards!
Vertical Farming - have you thought about vertical farming in urban areas as a way to combat hunger and malnutrition? if not it's worth your time.
Bee's are needed - if you haven't heard about colony collapse around the world and the devastated bee population you must have been living under a rock. we can all do our part to give bees ample choices for food and shelter. this is just one site that offers bee condos (as i like to think of them).
just a few things to think about on this thursday.
what are you doing to eat local and organic? anything you would like to share?