Although CSA subscriptions are becoming quite common, finding local dairy, eggs, and meat can be a challenge. For folks in the MetroWest area and beyond, here’s an update from Kelley O’Connor, founder of the Massachusetts Local Food Cooperative:
MA Local Food‘s August ordering cycle is now open featuring almost 400 products. You will find everything from Beef, Pork, Beefalo, Lamb, Herbs, Breads, Jams and Preserves, National Award Winning Cheese, Coffee, Tea, Gluten-free products, Desserts and Confections, Granola, Honey. In addition, there are many useful non-food items including Handcrafted cutting boards, Lip balm, Soap, Handknit items and much more.
From Barabara Kingsolver’s book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle:
“If every U.S. citizen ate just one meal a week (any meal) composed of locally and organically raised meats and produce, we would reduce our country’s oil consumption by over 1.1 million barrels of oil every week. That’s not gallons, but barrels.”
In addition, to this statement, that one meal each week helps the local economy in countless ways. And, probably most importantly, you are preserving our local farms, which has far reaching impacts that are economic, environmental, educational and nutritional.