Buying local (products made or grown in North America) is important to me, but I’ll admit it doesn’t always fit into my budget. But when it does, I really try to go for it. So upon reading this Oliver Chronicle article about the Farm Bag fundraiser, my immediate reaction was, ‘I hope they have a pick up location in West Kelowna.’ Lo and behold, they do!
The Farm Bag fundraiser is a win-win-win situation. Local residents get to pick up a month’s worth (depending how many people its feeding) of fresh and locally grown fruits and vegetables (which has its obvious benefits, one being that you know the origin of what you’re consuming and that it was produced in a sustainable manner); local farmers have an advantage to stay busy throughout the winter months; and a local charity reaps the rewards of generous (and hungry) hearts.
Plus, the 20-pound bag of fruits and vegetables comes with a newsletter that describes all the contents in the bag and recipes to make sure it all gets put to use! How much more fantastic does supporting local get? All of it for $7.50 a week (or $30 a month)! Inside your goodie bag could be anything from potatoes, carrots, leeks, plums, beets, garlic and more!
I’m so excited to try this out. As of late the kitchen is one of my favourite places to be, and the crock pot is soon to be one of my favourite appliances.