Community Supported Agriculture is more than a convenient way to get your vegetables: it’s a different way to think about food — a way you can’t get at the grocery store. Here are some websites that might help you eat closer to the earth.
CookieandKate.com is a seasonal-eating adventure site curated by Cookie, “a jaunty spotted mutt who makes friends everywhere she goes,” and Kate, the person who cooks for her. They’ve been writing about food together for seven years. “This blog is all about celebrating good food,” Kate says, “—real, sustainable food that delights the senses and nourishes the body.” It’s also about loving a dog.
101 Cookbooks describes itself as “a natural foods recipe journal,” with information and recipes organized by season, ingredient, and category. It includes useful essays on various aspects of cooking with natural foods, plus an annotated bibliography of 101 cookbooks.
Cook With What You Have is resource that far exceeds its modest subtitle, which is “Classes and resources for healthy, delicious and quick meals.” It’s more like an invitation to become proprietor Katherine Deumling’s friend — which you’ll probably want to do.
“Good, fresh, whole food should be a right not a privilege,” Katherine writes. “And knowing what to do with that fresh produce is a big part of a healthy and vibrant community and planet…. Cooking has begun to be described as a radical, even revolutionary act by the likes of Michael Pollan and other food system pundits. It is certainly an empowering, self sustaining and healing act, and one that brings us closer to our families, our ancestors, our neighbors, as well as our soil, water, flora and fauna. I want to celebrate and elevate these connections.”
We want to celebrate them, too. That’s what CSA is all about.
More resources coming soon…