Yes, I will admit it, meal planning can sometimes get a little monotonous. I finally decided to try Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) and it has definitely taken the boredom and monotony out of menu planning. My family gets to:
- buy from local farms;
- have fresh food delivered to our doorstep;
- try foods I may have walked past in the grocery store because they didn’t fit in with my go-to meals;
- test out new recipes provided by the CSA that have already become family favorites; and
- develop an understanding of what grows seasonally in our area.
While the contents of many CSA boxes remain a surprise based on what is seasonally available, CSAs like Farm Fresh to You allow you to customize your delivery.
Try a CSA and take a break from your usual fare. A change is as good as a holiday!
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