|yummy fresh blueberries|
When I worked for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife there were CSA shares we could subscribe to, and a small kitchen in the break room where we could prepare food. Lots of my co-workers got their weekly box of fresh local fruits and vegetables at work, and three different small organic farms had access to customers they might not otherwise connect with. Sounds to me like a win-win situation for the workers and the local economy. In addition, workers eating more vegetables mean healthy workers, and healthy workers mean less days of missed work-- a boon for any business.
|fresh greens for sauteing or salad|
Farmer's Markets are increasing in number all over the United States, but many people can't get to them because of scheduling conflicts. Bringing the food to the workers can begin to solve that problem. What hurdles do other businesses have to providing a weekly farmers market to workers? Space? Someone to organize? What would it look like if there were egg, cheese and meat producers also? If you want easy access to local food through your workplace, how can you make it happen?
|flowers for your loved ones?|