Ever since I got pregnant
we've changed the way we buy food.
We used to simply buy whatever was cheapest and almost NEVER bought organic. But, pregnancy was a chance to turn over a new leaf. I still don't buy all of our fruits and vegetables in organic form, but I am definitely very conscious of the animal products we eat. We eat meat, eggs and dairy and I like to make sure that these items are hormone free, local and organic whenever possible. It's a bit more expensive to eat this way, but I make up for it by buying very little processed food (those foods are the most expensive anyway!).
Recently I joined a buying club
through Afton Field Farm in nearby Corvallis
and I'm super excited about it!
Here are the eggs I got from my most recent pick-up.
Aren't they pretty? I'm kind of obsessed with their packaging/branding as well.
Plus, they're delicious.
If you live in the Portland are and are looking to eat more locally you should definitely check out Afton Field Farm's CSA and Buying Club.
If you're a Portlander you may have even already enjoyed some of their farm fresh offerings while dining at Clyde Common, Ned Ludd, Laurelhurst Market and many others amazing restaurants.
Happy local eating!