Thanks to my friend and business partner Nat Arem I discovered something known as Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Basically a CSA is a program that allows you to purchase a share from a local farm for a set amount of time. During that time you get a little bit of all the crops that are being harvested – fresh picked that week.
The CSA that I joined is from a farm outside of Las Vegas called Quail Hollow Farm. They have four shares annually and right now we are in the third week of the fall share which runs from September 15th – December 22nd. The fall share was $420 plus an additional $120 for delivery to the Las Vegas area. So, our total cost was $540 for the share. Considering that there are 14 weeks during the fall share this works out to about $40 per week. Not really a bad price to pay considering you are getting a basket full of food each week.
The best part of the CSA program is that all the food is 100% organic and they use totally sustainable farming methods. So, not only are you eating food that is good for you, but you are helping out the earth at the same time. Not many people care about that, but I’m a firm believer in global warming and other strains human beings are putting on this planet. Hopefully it won’t be too late before everyone figures out how much damage we are doing to our planet! /rant
This week’s farm share included fresh items like corn, apples, beets, cantaloupe, okra, chili peppers, onions, squash, zucchini, and more. That’s a pretty awesome variety and I plan on making and awesome egg white veggie omelet in the morning. Ingredients: 1 cage free egg, some Eggology and several items from the share.