We recently joined a community supported agriculture program (CSA) through Katchkie Farm located in Kinderhook, New York. The program "is a direct market relationship in which members pay for a season of produce before the season begins, making an investment in the farm" As a member we receive a weekly delivery of 6-11 different vegetables.
I like this program because we get a nice variety of vegetables and as vegetarians we get exposed to new dish ideas that we normally would not have thought of or really considered. I find as a vegetarian that we often get tied to the same dishes and meals, this helps us to get out of our comfort zones and get super creative. We are also investing in our local farmers. So far it has been a pleasant experience!
Cheers to our health!