DO NOT Buy a CSA: A Satirical Piece from Jaime
We’re always talking about why you should support local farms, shop local, buy a CSA, etc., but what about the reasons you shouldn’t buy a CSA? Here are the top 5 reasons NOT to support local.
1. You like ambiguity. All this chatter about knowing your farmer… Who cares?! Everything comes from somewhere, and there’s no need to know who grew it, how they grew it, where it came from or how it got there.
2. You prefer for your fruits and vegetables to be fresh, but not “straight from the field” fresh. Making sure that your fruits and vegetables can hold up under transportation and handling by at least five different people from field to store is a sure sign that they’re built for toughness. This method is also more likely to ensure that all of the nutrition is gone, or almost gone. But hey, let’s buy South American and Chinese imported raw foods. That’s fresh!
3. You want shorter shelf life. Because really, who has refrigerator space for vegetables that last for two weeks or more. Buy them, use them in a day or two, or discard them because they’re bad. But hey, now you’ve got more room to buy more!
4. You don’t want nutrient dense vegetables in your diet. Health food is for the birds. And you’re not a bird. You’re a person who would prefer to eat three times more vegetables for the same amount of nutrients you get from the ones at the farmers markets. That should at least count as three times the servings, right?
5. You like to pay more and support the middle man. It’s important to keep the middle man going and pay for the overhead of a grocery store. Your dollars support a trucking industry, a distribution company, the grocery that sells it, and surely the farm that originally grew the food. The good news is that the farmer doesn’t make nearly as much as everyone else in that chain. Support the California drought one almond at a time!
Now, let’s just say your one of those crazy nut jobs who doesn’t listen to conventional wisdom. Since being too one-sided isn’t good, and one should always consider both sides of the story, we’re confirming our 2015 CSA delivery schedule here in case you want to rail against the norm and buy a CSA.
City Folk Farm Shop
Dublin Community Recreation Center [Dublin]
Little Turtle [Westerville]
The Hills Market [Downtown]
The Hills Market [Worthington]
Worthington Farmers Market
42 days and counting until our first CSA delivery. If you haven’t already signed up, now’s the time! Click here to reserve your share.
Until next time,