The following info is from a book entitled From Asparagus to Zucchini, A Guide To Cooking Farm-Fresh Seasonal Produce
Top 10 items purchased at a grocery store:
1. Marlboro cigarettes
2. Coca-Cola Classic
4. Kraft processed cheese
5. Diet Coke
6. Campbell's Soup
7. Budweiser beer
8. Tide detergent
9. Folger's coffee
10. Winston cigarettes
Top 10 items delivered by a typical CSA farm:
Here are are a couple other facts to think about:
*On any given day more than half the U.S. population eats no fruits or vegetables. By joining a CSA, you and your family are ensured a weekly supply of fresh healthy produce.
*Only 1 of 10 children ages 6-11 eats the recommended 5 a day servings of fruits and veggies. Surveys of CSA members reveal that by becoming a CSA member, their households saw a significant increase in fruit and vegetable consumption.