When it comes to growing and buying fruits and vegetables, we all know that there many ways to go about it. This summer I discovered a new (to me) way of gathering delicious fruits, vegetables, and honey that fits me and my lifestyle perfectly – buying directly from local farms with a community supported agriculture (CSA) program. They are gaining serious local popularity! I chose Wake Robin Farm’s CSA.
I’d like to thank Ryan, Adam, and Amanda of Wake Robin Farm for allowing me to pick their brain on things farming and food related – namely, to understand how a CSA works, why buying local matters, to learn what goes on behind the scenes and to meet the hearts behind the food.
I’ve decided: Canadian goods are awesome, and they’re worth hunting for. Case and point: MacAusland’s Woolen Mills, of Prince Edward Island. They make beautiful, soft, affordable wool blankets and yarn the old fashioned way, and they make you wonder why you ever forked out $50+ for a subpar blanket, when you could have been filling your home/cottage/car with these beauties.
Until the last year or so, I wouldn’t have had a second thought as to where I would buy my food, and where it came from before that. (The grocery store, and probably somewhere warm?). I’ve been feeling convicted of that lately, but not in a depressing way. Thanks to a few different podcasts, websites, and friends, I have felt more inspired than I have in a long time. Mostly I have felt a shift in my thinking, a patience to learn before consuming that wasn’t there before.