Healthy Holiday Gift Basket – Support Local
By now we are all in our post Thanksgiving food-coma, looking forward to getting back to a normal work schedule. As one of our new Dad followers once told us – I kiss my desk every Monday morning. That same feeling can be felt after a holiday weekend of over-indulgence which can be rough on the liver and the waistline. The solution is not to stop eating this week, but to change your eating habits, like Bob Marley says “them belly full, but we hungry”. Stay hungry grasshopper. Start pounding your fruits and vegetables and by Friday you will be back to wearing your skinny pants.
Since we are now in the holiday gift season, why not give the gift of health. If you are looking for an easy, healthy gift idea for your office, clients or friends, then look no further than Community Supported Agriculture at LocalHarvest.org. You can choose your membership level and send/receive organic, locally grown fruit and vegetable baskets.
Buy local and eat healthy all year long with a CSA membership. Though prices and selections vary by farm and CSA program, most provide baskets of fresh, seasonal produce that can feed two to four people every week. The person who gets your gift will find it easier to opt for healthful eating if wholesome food is coming to him or her weekly.
Advantages for Farmers:
- Spend time marketing the food early in the year, before their 16 hour days in the field begin
- Receive payment early in the season, which helps with the farm’s cash flow
- Have an opportunity to get to know the people who eat the food they grow
Advantages for Consumers:
- Eat ultra-fresh food, with all the flavor and vitamin benefits
- Get exposed to new vegetables and new ways of cooking
- Usually get to visit the farm at least once a season
- Children get acquainted with food from “their” farm – even veggies they’ve never used to eat.
- Develop a relationship with their local farm.
This holiday season consider giving the gift of health and support local your local farm. Check out www.LocalHarvest.org for more information.
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