What we eat and where it comes from make a big difference for our personal health as well as the health of our economy and environment. Eating healthy food that takes fewer resources to produce and puts more money back into our local economy supports our community on many levels.
OMSI’s interactive website shares personal stories about the challenges and benefits of making community-minded choices. www.omsi.edu/choices, www.omsi.edu/decisions
One of those stories is from Jennifer, a single mother on a tight budget who was looking for a cost-effective way to provide her family with healthy, local food. When Zenger Farm began a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program with food stamp dollars, she jumped at the chance to be involved. CSA participants pay a set price for a weekly box of fruits and vegetables.Call 503-797-4686 249# to hear Jennifer’s entire story.