Home grown veggies get major press today as it was disclosed that the White House will have its own veggie garden for the first time since WW2! This shines a strong and positive spotlight on fresh, locally grown veggies as a way to combat obesity and make investments in one’s personal health. Although I don’t think many people will necessarily grow their own food, they can turn to other forms of Community Supported Agriculture–or consuming food grown by local farmers. We’ve been subscribing to a CSA box for three years now, and living in California we’re spoiled for choice with the farmers markets in every town, and a multitude of subscription services available. That said, there needs to be awareness and strong support elsewhere in the country too, and the Obama’s garden will be a big step in that direction!
Here’s a link where you can find out more about the Community Supported Agriculture choices near you.