Friday, March 16, 2012

Our $25 Per Week Will Impact Wichita

I love the "garden" at Exploration Place!

Last year I blogged about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), and the programs available in the Wichita area.  This year, take some time to check out Fiat Farm and their CSA program which is new to our area.  I found their post titled "Why Community Supported Agriculture" to be an accurate and motivating description of why a CSA subscription is a great idea.

Plus, I've added a new page to the blog called "Community Supported Agriculture."  You can find all the programs in our area on that page.  Please contact me if you know of others, as always, the pages on this site are community created pages - I need you!

While Chris and I would love to get a CSA subscription, our future is not certain enough to actually purchase one this year.  Meaning, we hope to move to a smaller community in this area, and am not sure a subscription in Wichita is a good idea for us.  (By the way, we've got a great house with an organic garden, asparagus patch, grape vine, and area for chickens on the market - just in case you know someone who is looking ;)  Rather than a CSA, this season we've pledged to spend no less than $25 per week on local foods.

Why $25?  Because of this post I wrote last year which drew a lot of attention, especially from those of you who feel guilty that you can't or don't spend more money on local foods.  The truth is, $10 per person per week will make a huge impact on the local economy, as I wrote last year.  So for our family of 2 1/2 (yes, we're considering our 1 year old a half person), we're spending $10 each locally, and I plan to blog about what we purchase.  So, if you need a little extra motivation, join the challenge with us and spend $10 on local foods each week this season...and share your purchases with me as I share mine with you!

Here's to a great local foods season!


  1. Are you serious about moving? If so, we have to find a reason to meet again before you're gone. Thanks for the CSA page--those links will come in handy!

  2. Yes Russell, serious about our house on the market and moving, but we would be within commutable distance. Just not sure we'd want to make the commitment to commute to pick up our produce as the small towns we're interested in have local farmers' markets too. I expect, in this poor housing market, we may be here for another few years :)