Knowing your farmer used to be the norm, but in the hustle and bustle of today’s busy world, we are becoming increasingly disconnected from the people who grow our food, which is having a negative impact on our overall health and happiness.
Community supported agriculture (CSA), a partnership between farmers and consumers, is a growing movement that is steadily gaining the traction it deserves.
I had the privilege of being involved in this short film about the CSA I’m proud to invest in. Sally and Michael Knight of Strattons Farm in Stirling, Ontario work tirelessly to provide seasonal organic vegetables to their member families for twenty weeks each year between June and October.
I’m convinced that joining their CSA has been one of the best decisions my family could have ever made. “Decision fatigue” is one of the main culprits the cause people to fall off the healthy eating rails, so with one decision to join their CSA at the beginning of the growing season, I remove countless decisions that I would otherwise have to make each week, like:
- which vegetables to buy
- whether to spring for organic produce, and
- the potential long term health consequences of opting for the pesticide filled conventional options
We had a lot of fun shooting this video and we hope you’ll get to know your local farmer too.