I recently got the opportunity to take part in a new veggie buying collective organized by a lovely lady named Maria. Maria has organized an awesome program so local families can pool their funds and buy organic, locally grown produce at a great price.
The veggie buying club is a fantastic way for local community members to access fresh, healthy, organic produce while supporting local farms and keeping dollars in our own community and nearby communities.
I am excited to take part in this as it embraces supporting local farms, and eating healthy! Plus it brings together community members! All great things in my eyes.
The club currently offers two boxes, a 5 pound harvest and a 15 pound harvest box. Both boxes contain an assortment of veggies and herbs that will change with the growing seasons! They also offer a juicing box.
This weeks farmer and harvest boxes contained kale, chard, carrots, beets, a variety of potatoes, leeks, herbs, garlic and the option of wheatgrass add ons.
We have already eaten the white potatoes, carrots, and rainbow chard, All of which have been delicious, fresh and flavourful.
Maria is in the process of getting more farms and local products involved! Hopefully soon the collective will have one stop access to local eggs, honey, seeds, etc.
I am throughly impressed that Maria has give up her own time and energy to bring something so amazing to her community.
If you’re interested in taking part in the collective or just looking for more information check out The Clean Living Team website.