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13 Feb

Weekend Link Love – Edition 130

CSA stands for “Community Supported Agriculture.” It’s a way to skip the grocery store and get your eats directly from the farm. Head over to Robb Wolf‘s blog to learn how to find a CSA.

Thinking of becoming a personal trainer? Check out Al Kavadlo‘s advice (part 1 and part 2) on how to treat the clientele.

A resource for basketball people: my buddy Joe Lucas has a new site, The World of Hoops, that will help you up your game.

A resource for podcast people: Every Day Paleo started up a podcast called Paleo Talk.

In case you missed it earlier this week, here’s my definitive Primal shopping list. All the food you need to fill your pantry, so print it out and head to the grocery store!

And finally, sharks and birds want their omega 3s too, but sometimes omega 3s are hard to catch!

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (February 6 – 12)

Comment of the Week

Haha… shopping picture edit:

-Anne, updating my Smart Shoper Grok from Announcements Galore.

You want comments? We got comments:

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  1. Just signed up for our meat CSA yesterday! Grass fed beef and lamb. Totally excited. Today is also day 30 of my first 30 day primal challenge. Moving right on to day 31! I love it Mark! Thanks for opening my eyes!!!!

    Poppabear wrote on February 13th, 2011
    • Of course I had to blog about it. Click my name and read it if anyone has an urge too.

      Poppabear wrote on February 13th, 2011
  2. I think I am going to try out a CSA this year. It makes a lot of sense as it saves money and gives you a large variety of food. I always love trying new vegetables. Too bad I don’t live in Cali where I could have one year round! Maybe in 2012?

    Primal Toad wrote on February 13th, 2011
  3. I’m not sure if CSA exists where I live, but it seems like I moght have the opportunity to start my own vegetable garden come spring, so I’m very excited about that!

    Malin wrote on February 13th, 2011
  4. Yeah for CSAs! We have an awesome one around here and my plan is to become a member when I get back up here in the fall. (I’m gone all summer for work so I’m not gonna join right now!) They are even doing a winter share box this year! Fresh greens, eggs, honey, citrus from AZ, the last of the local apples, etc. Good stuff!
    So signing up for a CSA and buying some of our local meats are my plan for next winters foods! I can’t wait!

    Noctiluca wrote on February 13th, 2011
  5. Two peppermints and no Mentha spicata on the shopping list…

    Chris wrote on February 13th, 2011
  6. Hey Mark,
    We signed up for our 1st CSA this year. Can’t wait …

    Joy wrote on February 13th, 2011
  7. Thanks so much for the link love Mark!

    Sarah wrote on February 13th, 2011
  8. We don’t have a CSA here where I live, but we do have a wonderful organic farm that has a great market box that only costs $30 a week and it comes with lots of veggies and some fruits that are in season, or grown in a greenhouse.

    Earthspirit wrote on February 13th, 2011
  9. THANKS for bringing attention to CSA’a – we’re too far out in the desert (with no other growers around us) to participate in supplying a CSA – but they are a super way to support local and get absolutely fresh foods –

    And PLEASE everyone – get involved in stopping the spread of GMOs – Monsanto is outta control (our i should say firmly in control – of the USDA) and are out to infect all the main grain food supplies so “Organic” will be forced to accept GMOs in the future – PLEASE HELP STOP THEM!

    DaiaRavi wrote on February 13th, 2011
  10. Mark; been thinking about joining my local organic CSA for awhile. Guess this is the little nudge I needed to finally take the plunge into receiving produce that will be a mystery until I receive my weekly box. At $15 a week, it’s a hell of a deal.

    Thanks also for the link to Al Kavadlo–I love his site and have been getting exercise ideas from him for several months now. Upbeat guy who demonstrates just how much of a badass you can be with only bodyweight exercises.

    fritzy wrote on February 13th, 2011
  11. I joined a CSA last fall, finally finding one nearby, and never regretted it. Around here, autumn vegetables are sweet potatoes, collards and more collards, turnips, cabbage, carrots, and apples. It was a great challenge learning to cook with what was available, and I finally found a brilliant method for cooking collards (just contact me if you want the recipe). I’m really looking forward to the spring/summer boxes. It’s not cheap, but it’s not any more expensive than the supermarket, so it’s nice to support local businesses.

    Gingersnapper wrote on February 13th, 2011
  12. csa’s are awesome. instead of paying for my veggie share, i work trade 3 hours a week. i get to be out in the fresh air, exercise, learn, and snack on cherry tomatos and leave with a fat sack of freshies that i harvested. we also have a year round goat csa here in southern colorado where we can choose what we want delivered weekly from meat to milk to yogurt, butter, cheese, etc. and we love visiting the goats and seeing the newborns every season. yep, awesome!

    krystal wrote on February 13th, 2011
  13. love love love community supported agriculture!
    we get a box of local organic produce delivered every other week, and we just found a meat farmer who delivers too, and their prices rock! We are getting 10 lbs pastured beef tomorrow, can’t wait!

    also: al kavadlo is the man. <3

    Ely wrote on February 14th, 2011
  14. With a CSA we did half share last year and for sure going full this year. It is great as we sometimes end up with things we can’t get at the grocery store and end up trying all kinds of new recipes with veggies we wouldn’t normally cook with. Also, wanted to say MDA your cookbook is great. All recipes we have tried are delicious! Love the Peach Caflouti.

    Karen wrote on February 14th, 2011
  15. CSA! CSA!
    thanks to them & the PB Cookbook, I have a new favourite sidedish: creamed kale (with garlic scape)

    Peggy wrote on February 15th, 2011

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