Friday, January 19, 2007

Buy Local: Sign up now to get fresh veggies and fruit every week

Did you know the average average meal in the United States travels 1,200 miles from the farm to your plate? Buying locally saves fuel and keeps money in our community.

One way to buy local is to sign up for a weekly share of fruits and/or vegetables. Here's the skinny. You pay one, up front fee. Then you get a portion of whatever the crop is that year. These are the available programs in our area:

Clear Spring Farm
FULL SHARE $475.00 in full or $237.00 now and $238.00 by 5/1
1/2 SHARE $250.00 in full or $125.00 now and $125.00 by 5/1

Approximately 30 different vegetables - harvested from June through November.

Covered Bridge Produce

$675 for ten fruit or organic vegetable items each week of the growing season which runs 23 weeks from early June to early November. Pick up in Allentown or Bethlehem on Tuesdays.

14 Acres Farm
$600 for June through November. A typical bag will contain 6+oz. of high-end spring mix, bunches of beets and carrots, onions, garlic, potatoes, peas or beans, a loaf of organic bread, one or more specialty vegetables with recipe cards, and an assortment of herbs.

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