Now is the Time to Join our 2018 CSA!

Here is the link to join: 

There are plenty of good reasons why you should be in a CSA, Community Supported Agriculture.  First, you are much more likely to eat nutritious food if you already have it in your fridge!  Getting a beautiful bag of fresh fruits and veggies every week ensures that what is good for you is in your fridge, ready for you.  One of our long time clients loves that she has one less decision to make each week – her veggies are already in the fridge and the only decision is in what order to eat them. We are so concerned about the health of our community, that we even offer personal health coaching, as well as CSA veggies.  Coaching is by Jay Ross who was trained at Duke Integrative Medicine.  We believe that food is the cornerstone of health.  Your health and the health of your family is well worth the investment. 

Secondly, produce tastes better (and is possibly more nutritious) when it is fresh from the farm.  Remember how great Grandma’s home grown tomatoes tasted?   That amazing flavor comes straight from the farm and can’t be bought at the grocery store.  If you like fresh tomatoes, wait until you try fresh picked lettuce, fresh cut asparagus, or blueberries picked yesterday.  There is nothing like it. Dr. Mark Hyman suggests:  “we must put the right raw materials in:  real, whole, local, fresh, unadulterated, unprocessed, and chemical-, hormone-, and antibiotic-free food.” At Bells Best, we’ve got that!

Lastly, it is good to be a part of local foods and contribute to your local economy and community.  Local farmers are what stand between you and giving up your entire food system to an industrialized food system.  We need our local farmers to keep farming.  The only way to keep them farming is to support local farms by buying from them (and then telling your friends to do the same!).  I don’t know about you, but I want to know where my food comes from and I make every effort possible to buy as much of our family’s food from local providers.  Ideally, from people I know. 

Check out some of the cool things we have planned!  CSA starts April 1st!

These cool season crops are planned for early spring:

  • Several types of kale grown to mature size (Curly kale, Lacinado kale,Red Russian Kale, and Siberian Kale)
  • Several types of kale harvested while young (quick sauté or salad?)
  • Asian vegetables such as pac choy and tatsoi.
  • Young Asian vegetables for quick sauté or salad
  • 3 Types of beets (red, golden, and candy cane)
  • 2 types of turnips (sweet Japanese and purple tops)
  • 2 types of carrots (purple and orange)
  • Fennel that can be harvested mature or at baby stage
  • Young spring leeks
  • Young spring onions
  • Mixed radishes
  • Cilantro
  • Parsley
  • Dill
  • Arugula
  • 4 Types of lettuce (red leaf, green leaf, romaine)
  • Rainbow chard
  • Beira kale for juicing (produces 5 times the amount of juice!)
  • Napa cabbage
  • Green cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Asparagus

Here is what we have planned for summer:

  • Blueberries of course!
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries from our friends at M&M Farm
  • Peaches from our friend Chris Yonce
  • Mixed colors of gourmet salad tomatoes
  • Several types of peppers
  • Eggplant
  • Cucumbers
  • Squash and Zucchini
  • Basil
  • Sorrel
  • Snap beans (red, green, or yellow)
  • Heirloom Dragon Tongue beans
  • Longbeans
  • Malibar spinach
  • Okra

If we missed something that you love, let us know!  Want to come out the farm?  We would love that! 

Eat your veggies!
Jay and Robin
704-608-1154

 

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