Family Farm Fresh
Family Farm Fresh
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is undeniably a win-win direct from farmer to consumer concept. First started in Europe and Japan because of an increasing disconnect between smaller producers and consumers, this concept is now blossoming all over North America. For example, Family Farm Fresh (FFF) CSA in California’s San Joaquin South Valley serves 300 families within a 40-mile radius. Year round, FFF guarantees their CSA subscribers at least: 29 winter crops, 20 in spring, 25 in summer and 22 come fall.
CSAs are typically limited to local-area deliveries only. Now, FromTheFarm.com is taking CSA to a whole new exciting level—by delivering FFF CSA goodies locally grown in central California to all of North America. How exciting to get prime California produce at your door, whenever you fancy them, year round, with that backyard flavor!
That’s not all. Every FFF shipment includes a special newsletter. Appropriately called The Cornucopia, it’s chockfull of:
- what the goodie box contains to reflect seasonal offerings
- articles about farmers and sometimes their recipes
- storage tips for individual items
- ways to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your daily diet and routine
- nutritional and health tips
- recipes incorporating items shipped
Best of all, Cornucopia introduces you to: who grew your crops, where they grew them and how they were grown; so you know with absolute certainty the origins of these safe food sources. Take a peek!
FFF’s Pam Estrada says, “Our farmers ‘walk-the-land.’ Meaning, farmers who walk their property notice potential problems before they become serious, by taking measures so major missteps don’t happen. During the massive salmonella outbreak of summer 2008, our tomatoes were one of a few sources available.”
Since both her parents worked, Pam had grown up eating processed foods. However, working at FFF, she’s tried many things for the first time. Such as eggplant, fresh figs and fennel. “I’m always asking farmers, ‘What’s this? How do you cook this?’ I try to include as many recipes and information about the produce as I can fit into Cornucopia. I figure many people are trying things for the first time, as well.”
In writing and producing this newsletter, Pam provides a valuable consumer service, “for others to learn the joy of cooking and eating fresh produce.” And reviving a culinary art lost for two generations—by people who thought “nuking” processed foods in the microwave is, “cooking” dinner.
Your family can now enjoy the healthy convenience of nature’s seasonal bounty by shopping on our website. Plus, surprising loved ones in various parts of the country with fresh-from-the-farm seasonal produce all year round!