Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Virtual Farmer's Market

Yesterday I talked about joining a Community Supported Fishery, or CSF to help support local fisheries, to eat locally, and to contribute to the sustainability of fish and seafood populations. A couple of years ago, I discovered a neat business that I have yet to try out, but I wanted to mention it for anyone interested.

It’s called Connecticut Farm Fresh Express. Their site features foods that are locally grown and raised on Connecticut farms as well as artisan products. Most of the items can be found at one or more of the many farmer’s markets throughout the state, however since many people don’t have the opportunity to travel around, they miss out on what their fellow residents are crafting.

Orders can be placed from the site from over 100 participating farms and the items are home-delivered. I was actually very excited to see Nate’s Naturals, a brand of granola made by some friends in New Haven, available on the site.

And unlike a CSA box, you can order exactly what you want, in the quantity you want, for whichever weeks you would like it. You can order year round as well. If you’re not living in Connecticut, you can also check the Local Harvest Store. You can search over 10,000 items by farm (when in season if applicable) throughout the country, so if you’re trying to buy locally, you can choose farms in your state.

Thankfully, supporting small farms is getting easier...

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