I have been eating a lot of vegetables lately. I am following my own advise that I’ve been sharing in this blog and eating mostly a plant-based diet.
My objective is to eat for health, avoiding meat (except the occasional organic free range chicken and/or grass-fed beef), cutting out dairy products, and eliminating processed sugar as much as possible .
It really isn’t so hard when your motivation is avoiding diseases such as cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. I have lost 8 pounds since February and even more important — I feel great!
To make sure I’m getting fresh, organic vegetables, I joined a CSA this summer. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It is a way to share in the harvest of a local farm. You pay the annual fee up front, giving the farmer needed cash for seeds, fertilizer, etc, and then each week throughout the summer, you get a box of fresh vegetables and fruits.
I’d like to thank Heron Pond Farm for letting me be a part of their community. This week I got a pound of potatoes, a pound of snap peas, a bunch of beets, a bag of spinach, a head of lettuce, 2 tomatoes and a quart of strawberries — yum! I eat fresh vegetables all week.
Whatever is left at the end of the week goes into my juicer!
photo by Julie Schneider of Heron Pond Farm