We all know how good vegetables and fruits are for us. From anti-aging, disease preventing antioxidants, to vitamins, minerals and fiber, fruits & vegetables are nutritional powerhouses and the foundation of a healthy diet. Antidote Wellness Therapies is super excited to be hosting a Summer and Fall CSA with Turtle Creek Gardens. Turtle Creek Gardens is located just North of Delavan and is USDA/MOSA Certified Organic. Click here to learn more about Turtle Creek Gardens Farm.
Not familiar with a CSA? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. A CSA is a great way to purchase local seasonal produce right from the farmer. Purchasing a CSA allows you to know your farmer and how and where your food is grown, putting your dollars back into the community.
So how does a CSA work? The farmer offers a certain number of shares to the public. Shares typically include a box of vegetables but other farm products may be offered as well such as fruits, herbs, eggs, cheese, honey, meats and so on. Buyers purchase a share or subscription/membership. In return, the member receives a box of seasonal produce weekly or bi-weekly throughout the growing season delivered to a designated drop off site.
This arrangement is beneficial to both the farmer and the consumer. The farmer can market during the off-season, receive payment early helping with cash flow, and get an idea on how much and what to plant, and has an opportunity to get to know his/her customers. The consumer benefits by getting the freshest foods possible direct from the farmer, exposure to new vegetables and ways of cooking them and developing a relationship with the farmer who grows their food.
Turtle Creek Gardens CSA will be delivering right here to Antidote for easy pick up every other Wednesday from 4-6 pm. Wondering what you will receive in your Turtle Creek Gardens CSA box? View a slide show here.
*The deadline is fast approaching and shares are limited. Sign up today and enjoy fresh local produce from June to November! Contact Antidote Wellness Therapies at 262.298.5055 for a sign up form or directly with Turtle Creek Gardens here. (Make a note on the application that Antidote Wellness Therapies is your pick up location). Please join Antidote as we get our veggies on!
By Cynthia Hill, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner at Antidote Wellness Therapies