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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Local Produce!

One of the big problems about buying local is, it ain't so easy to do! There are a plethora of reasons why, I don't really care for any of them. I just want to buy some local produce while I can, and I can't dedicate a whole bunch of time to it. This week I want to introduce you to a couple of amazing options.

The folks at Plan b Organic Farms  will deliver fresh, organic, local produce right to your door! Oh yes they will!!

Here's the skinny on it. If I was more organized, it's been a rough spring, I would have told you about the CSA sooner but not to worry, we can still get on this band wagon! Originally what they were doing was offering a CSA (Community Shared Agriculture) Essentially early each spring, local households, that's us, buy subscription "shares" of the year's harvest from a local organic farm. CSA holders pay for their produce at the beginning of the growing season, providing necessary start-up capital for the farmers. It means the farmers don't have to rely on expensive bank loans, helping to pay for the real cost of the food. This is important now and for our futures.

Because we are now in the middle of the growing season Plan b has gone to, you guessed it, plan b! They are prorating all the prices on a weekly basis to reflect the $22.50, $30, and $40 per week value in their different boxes. It's a great time of year to join because it's not just asparagus and strawberries anymore, there are a "cornucopia" of options!

Why Plan b Organic Farms?

  • First they grow and source from 12 certified organic farms in Southern Ontario for your shares each week. This means a greater variety of foods in your share each week.
  • You have the option of having a home delivery for a small extra cost or you can pick up your produce from one of a ton of different depots in Southern Ontario.
  • There are a variety of "box" options to suit your families needs
  • They've made it uber easy, you can order on-line!!!
Check out their 100 mile finds store, and link from there to their website to order your share.


  1. Must visit that market! ...the 100 mile diet is prompting me to eat all of the raspberries I can afford! They are local and in season!

  2. Raspberries fresh in Ontario are the best! Live big!!