My 77 years old aunt visited me in 2008 during my brother’s wedding. I knew she had a big vegetable garden in her backyard in California. We were chatting about food, vegetables and gardening. She strongly recommended me to eat better for my health by choosing non-chemical produces. She challenged me to eat more organic food. I was surprised by her commitment on organics as an old Chinese lady. I decided to give it a try. I have joined local CSA farm groups yearly since 2009.
This year I chose Green Wagon Farm for my CSA share. It has been a blessing. Although this farm is relatively new and the farmers are young, the care they show to their vegetables and members is immense. The price for a share is very reasonable and affordable. The amount of one share easily feeds four adults for a week. There are enough vegetable varieties. The quality of the vegetable is very good. They are successful farmers. And the best of all is that they offer CSA winter shares for November and December.
Green Wagon Farm is the only farm I find in Grand Rapids Michigan that offers fresh vegetables for the last two months of the year. Winter is long, cold and dark in the Midwest. With both summer and winter shares, you can enjoy fresh locally grown vegetables for six months out of a year. Winter seems less harsh when you have fresh vegetables on the dining table. I am excited.