It’s the week before the holidays, our last week of deliveries, and the end of our SEVENTH season of supporting our NC farm-partners and helping our friends and neighbors eat healthier. WOW!
What I’ve learned from being a part of this community is that while having year-round grocery store access to fresh fruits and vegetables seemed like a good thing, it came with a price, we didn’t know who grew our food and didn’t make informed decisions about what impact our money made in the world.
And DURING THE GROWING SEASON, our small to medium local farmers compete with national and international growing operations that sell at such low prices that the stores HERE can sell produce for crazy-low prices…..strawberries for $1-1.50 for example, in the spring. Can you even imagine the price the FARMER gets? It’s not right.
In the end, when we buy produce from grocery stores, we may not have the opportunity to know the real costs of convenience. I also know that when we start to ignore the seasons, desensitizing ourselves to the rhythms of growth, we lose even more. But we are changing this every year.
All of you, in partnership with us, are a part of this movement. Thank you all, so very much, for joining us on this journey.
Courtney Tellefsen ~ Founder, The Produce Box
WHAT’S COMING IN 2015?
More info on your favorites! We’ll be letting you know IN ADVANCE when your favorite add-ons and veggies are coming up on the menu.
More connections with you and our farmers: We’ll be showing you throughout the season how much of the harvest a farmer has sold season-to-date….so you can see how buying local directly affects our farm families
More selection: We’ll have more meats and cheeses on a scheduled basis, so you’ll know ahead of time what’s coming and when. And Sarah is constantly on the lookout for new items to tempt your taste buds!
LOOKING FORWARD TO A FANTASTIC 2015!!! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!!!!!
IT’S PLANNING TIME FOR FARMERS!!