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Community supported agriculture will help you set your best green foot forward in 2015.
An environmental science course first led me to Poplar Ridge Farm in south Charlotte several years ago. When the trip began, we were just desperate to escape our lecture room, but by the time we were through, most of us had a whole new appreciation for sustainable farming.
USDA certified organic and owned by Marianne Battistone and Philip Norwood, Poplar Ridge Farm prioritizes the nutrition and education of its local community, and people are actually pretty thankful for that. With produce available at farmers’ markets and in local restaurants, this farm-to-table, community backed program is the perfect example of living life the right way – the healthy way.
As everyone comes together to purchase shares, whole families are being impacted by the benefits of environmentally friendly farming. It helps that the farm itself is gorgeous. The property is quaintly chic and has plenty of Carolina sunshine to go around, and its caretakers are deeply invested in quality harvests.
So take a moment to think about it. How many of your misplaced dollars have gone towards produce that is genetically modified or foods that serve little nutritional purpose? By investing your grocery bill budget into a community supported agriculture (CSA) membership, you can have access to fresh veggies, fruits, herbs, and flowers. Surely that’s a good trade off!
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