One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


We Joined a Farm!

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Or more officially, a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture.) That means I pay a yearly fee to pick up a weekly "share" of produce that’s grown on the farm. Every week is a little different based on what’s in season and what was harvested.

I’ve done it once before but took a break after Little Bean was born. I knew I’d be overwhelmed adjusting to life with a new baby. Now that we are all settled it’s time to start back up.

I love teaching my kids where food comes from. I think it’s important for them to learn, respect and appreciate the hard work that goes into farming. Not to mention, they learn to eat food, REAL food.

The farm we joined has also started raising chickens for egg production and meat.

I don’t think I would have believed it until I tried them myself but farm eggs DEFINITELY taste different. Better. Event he shells are thicker. It’s crazy!

Tonight we took a tour of the farm and learned so much about how they plant, naturally fertilize, and keep pests away.

"Who’s happy we joined a farm?"


These pictures just made me smile. I had to share. :)

Little Guy snapped this shot of us.

Then we hit the strawberry fields.

Although Little Bean was more impressed by the clovers.

Remember, he doesn’t like fruit. but this guy does!

And so do I! :)

Interested in joining a CSA in your area? Check out They have tons of information and a search feature by zip code.

I’ll be sharing ideas on using all the fresh produce all season on GreenLiteBites. It’s gonna be fun!

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There are 8 comments so far.

    Laura James

    May 19, 2012

    Nice work! I love growing fruit and veggies. Those strawberries look fantastic! We don’t have a CSA program here in Australia but you have inspired me to do a bit of work in our veggie garden =)


    May 19, 2012

    I also joined a CSA for the first time. I’m very excited. Our farm doesn’t start to produce until June. Not too many fruits unfortunately, but we do have plenty of farm markets in the area to supplement the vegetables, eggs and meat we’ll be getting. It will be interesting to see what recipes we’ll come up with. I’m sure I’ll be eating some vegetables I haven’t yet tried.


    May 19, 2012

    Love love love! I found a resource at the last home show in KC… now i need to hunt it up!


    May 19, 2012

    This is so exciting! :)


    May 19, 2012

    I had remembered when you did it last time and it has been on radar since…well there are no csa’s in my area but I did find a food co-op that uses naturally grown and organic foods. We got our first haul on Thursday and my 6 y/o was grabbing all the veggies and begging to let me wash them so he could eat them. I hope that excitement lasts! I am definitely looking forward to your recipes! Enjoy!


    May 21, 2012

    Wonderful pictures~ Your Hubs looks just like the actor that played on the comedy series “Yes,Dear”


    May 21, 2012

    I think it is wonderful when I see folks supporting CSA. There is nothing like it. We are lucky to have 5 acres so we have a garden and there is nothing like fresh produce. What we do not grow, I buy at the local farmer’s markets or local food co-ops. A local small city sponsors a eat local challenge each year and it is fun just trying to do just that for 30 days. Love the pictures.


    May 23, 2012

    What a fantastic idea! It can be hard to find the time to garden for yourself, or to find the money for organic produce. This seems like a great solution all around.