The Salt Lake Tribune has this interesting new article about a farmer coop that provides locally grown produce year-round. Here are excerpts. It is worth reading the entire article.
David and Jill Bell, owners of Bell Organic Gardens, are founders of Utah Farms CSA, a group of 19 farmers and processors who offer locally produced food in what officials say is the state’s first year-round crop-sharing network.
Utah Farms CSA allows members to purchase a share of crops, which are delivered to designated pickup locations. For $5 more each week, home delivery is available to customers in Salt Lake County.
Unlike most community-supported agriculture programs, Utah Farms CSA doesn’t require members to pay up-front charges, according to Jill Bell. Customers may pay monthly. They also may skip deliveries and opt out at any time.
From now through March, Utah Farms CSA will provide a weekly mix of five or more products, including winter squashes, pumpkins, pears, apples, potatoes, onions, garlic, free-range eggs, honey, cheese, bread, jam, sprouts, popcorn, mushrooms, hothouse tomatoes, pistachios, sweet potatoes and turnips.
Learn more about CSA Utah.
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A woman in American Fork, Utah, has been on a "buy local" crusade, and recently won the LocalMotive Award from Local First Utah for encouraging local shopping and spending.
The Provo Herald has this article about the woman's efforts. Below are excerpts.
When Heidi Rodeback moved into a new home, she decided to furnish it by buying in American Fork. She wrote a blog about her effort, and this week that led to a statewide award.
Leslie Dalton, who is a member of the American Fork Library board, nominated Rodeback for the LocalMotive award, given out by Local First Utah, a state advocacy group.
"Admittedly, Heidi is not the first person one might look to for a friend in business," Dalton wrote in the nomination. "She is a committed penny pincher; however, she is so dedicated to the promotion of local business that she has matched her quest for a deal with an equal effort to buy local in order to support the cause. Heidi has impressed me so much with her frequent and eloquent reminders to keep my dollars here in town that I find myself regularly making different choices than I might have in the past."
"Shop at mom and pop shops if you can," Lauret said. "Those are first preference."
For tips on shopping local, visit localfirst.org.
The best reasons to shop local, from Heidi Rodeback and Local First Utah:
1. Makes you feel more a part of your community
2. Frees up time to spend with your family
3. Relieves local governments of the temptation to raise taxes.