I’ve found my new favorite cereal. You know that ah-mazing Yogi Tea? Well, Yogi does cereal! Yogi Cereal – Brilliant. I stopped in the Linden Hills Coop on Sunday and spent a good half-hour meandering through the aisles. Did I mention that I L-O-V-E grocery shopping? I’m just fascinated by all the different items. Mmmhmm. It’s a pretty small store but appeared to have everything on my list (note, it was a short list that included: kale, quinoa, oats, nutritional yeast, and whatever impulse items that intrigued me ….Kombucha, maple cheddar cheese, Crofters spread, Yogi cereal). I think I got out of there for maybe $30. Friendly staff, too. I think I might sign for my CSA through them. They are a ‘drop off’ site.
What is CSA, you ask? Community Supported Agriculture
Here is a blurb from their website:
Thinking about signing up for a CSA but want to learn more about the idea before you commit? Read on.
Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a “membership” or a “subscription”) and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.
This arrangement creates several rewards for both the farmer and the consumer. In brief…
Advantages for farmers:
Advantages for consumers:
This grocery trip was a pit stop after I picked up a nice new pair of Wonder Unders from Lulu (cha-ching).
I can’t leave this post completely photo-less, so how about a lunch photo opp?
AND …the main event …my sammy!
- 2 slices of cinnamon raisen Ezekiel 4:9 bread, toasted
- 1 Boca burger patty
- 1 slice maple cheedar cheese
- 1 kale leaf
- 1tbsp Crofters spread
Sweet + Savory =Loved it!
Question Master: What’s your favorite salty snack? And, have any of y’all done a CSA …can you recommend a good farm?