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CSA Week 9-2012

Posted 7/13/2012 2:32pm by Larry Brandenburg.

Friends,

This week the Courier-Journal had an article (Wednesday's food section) on organic food.  It compared organic to conventional and included the annual list of "dirty food" with recommendations on what you should buy.  The article had some very good information but it dealt only with organic as a way of avoiding pesticides.  Obviously this is a very important reason to eat organically but it is not the only reason.  

Right now we are experiencing heat and drought that is having a detrimental effect on our environment.  There is the promise of rain but so far we haven't gotten any.  When it does come, most of it will hit the hardened earth and run off, carrying with it any residues of chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides (including those used in town on lawns) into our rivers, creeks and other water sources.

Land that is farmed organically does not have any of those things to run off.  Since the main goal of organic farming is to build up the soil, it also tends to be better able to absorb water.  For us, the environmental advantages are just as important as these effect everyone.  It makes our world a healthier place.  

This week you will continue to support a healthier planet as one of our CSA partners.  In addition to what you got last week we will also add Royal Burgundy Beans (they are purple, but turn green when you cook them-Sorry) and Fingerling Potatoes.  Fingerlings are a culinary delicacy and wonderful when roasted.

It's nice to have a little break in the temperatures.  Last week at the Market was miserable and we are looking forward to better conditions tomorrow.  

Thank you for supporting us in our attempt to make our world a better, healthier place for all of us.

Larry

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