5 Reasons to Join Boxed Organics
- Eating Healthier
By having high quality produce in your home bi-weekly, member are encouraged to eat healthier. Generally, supermarket purchased produce has been sitting in a truck traveling across the country to get to New Jersey, losing nutrients and flavor in the process. Produce found in our Boxed Organics boxes is locally grown and picked that morning or the day before, retaining nutrients and packed with flavor.
- Supporting a Local Farm
Being a part of Boxed Organics is good for the environment and good for the farmer: you reduce the number of miles your food travels from farm to plate, and support small farmers who grow food in ways that take care of the soil.
In supporting local farms, you’re also helping preserve farmland. In the United States, 1 million acres of farmland are lost each year to developments such as housing subdivisions. In just five years, the amount of farmland demolished will equate to the size of Vermont.
- Know Your Farmer
Food is the one of the building blocks of life, so why not know what you’re eating? Knowing the story behind the food you eat happens naturally within Boxed Organics to know your farmer is to know your food. You’ll know their names and what’s happening on their farmland, Boxed Organics can get you there through photos, stories, newsletters, and events.
Each week, we offer information about the produce and recipes at the CSA distribution. We also send out a newsletter to members with information about events on the farm, nutritional information, and fun facts about the produce. With each share, you’ll learn about seasonality and unique varieties of produce (have you tried garlic pearls or quince or sword leaf lettuce?). Our CSA and the information we provide make unknown produce more of a commonality.
Boxed Organics gathers a community of like-minded people in your neighborhood in one place. Being a member of Boxed Organics means you’re a member of a diverse, intelligent and forward thinking group of individuals. Get to know one another during the season at bi-weekly pickups or by lending a hand to one another.
Your voice matters to the group, and we always want your opinions, your talents, and your recipe ideas!
There are also all the other reasons to buy local. When you join Boxed Organics or shop locally at the farmers market, you become part of a local community that goes beyond the food. You are supporting farmers and small businesses, as well as helping to protect our environment.