Saturday, October 29, 2011

Mama Loves: CSA

Welcome to another week of Mama Loves! So glad that you've stopped by!

Mama Loves is a linky party where mamas can share anything that has made your life easier as a mama.
Maybe you've found:
  • a toy or book that captivates your child(ren)
  • gear you just can't live without
  • a recipe your choosy toddler gobbles down
  • a parenting book that you've found perspective changing
  • an activity that wears your kid(s) out (these lead to good naps, which we all love)
  • an outfit that flatters your post-baby body and makes you feel fabulous
  • or anything else you're loving--creativity welcome!
Share it with us! Blogging has made me a better mama, because I've learned about all kinds of great things, like those listed above, from mamas just like you. Here's your chance to share it with all of us!

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Manic Mother
Feeding your kids is definitely an adventure. Here are some awesome ideas from some mamas in the trenches:
CSA = Community Supported Agriculture.

My father was (and still is) a small business owner, so it's been ingrained in me to appreciate local businesses, and to support them whenever possible.

We love our local farmer's market. The girls really love it too. We often indulge in some baked goods, and stock up on fresh eggs, locally raised pork, lamb and beef, and fill our bags with seasonal produce. It makes my heart swell with pride that I can make an entire meal with ingredients grown/raised within 10 miles of our home.

The farmer's market runs from mid-April to mid-October. The rest of the year, we order from local farmers, and have it delivered to a local pick-up spots. You can do this too!

It's so easy to find local CSA! Click the link, plug in your zip code, and enjoy locally grown goodness today! It's convenient, delicious, and spurns creativity. What do you with Brussels sprouts and eggplant?!
Pinterest is a great place to start looking for recipes! There are lots of great ways to exercise and challenge your taste buds. If you're in the baby-food-making phase, check out Katie's post for creative ways to prepare local goodies for your babies. I also really like using Weelicious.

[If you happen to live in the St. Louis area, check out Community Helpings Coop. The Produce Basket for $23 is a fantastic deal! Our pick up spot is five minutes from our house! So easy!]
I can't wait to see what you're loving this week!

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MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

I love the farmer's market, and the farmer's market "experience" with our girls, too. Our market runs through October, as well, but I've heard that some farmers are going to continue to sell longer...hope so!

Thanks for the link-up, Julia! :)

Once Upon A Time said...

I am so sad that our farmer's market is now closed for the year. I don't think we live in a large enough area to do the other things you mentioned though... I might have to check into it. Have I mentioned before that I think you and I have very similar parenting styles?

Also, I tried to be more on the ball this week and link up right away! Thank goodness Sam and Anna decided to take a nice long nap!