When you invest each year in a CSA membership or explain to a friend your reasons for serving kale and garlic scapes from Victory Acres instead of carrots and potatoes from the superstore, you may want to recall that local produce is more than simply good for you. It is good for everyone. Here are a few of the reasons why:
Good Food--Victory Acres provides healthy, fresh, and abundant vegetables, eggs, and meat.
Good Environment--Local food does not require fossil fuels to be consumed to transport it to you.
Good Local Economy--Victory Acres employs local workers and keeps your food money local.
Good Value--At around $1.50 to $2 per pound, our food is generally less expensive than the same organic produce in the store.
Good Work--Your share makes it possible for us to give back. At least 10% of all produce goes to provide good food to needy families. We also work with people who want to break destructive habits and need a safe and healthy place to begin their rehabilitation. Your share supports that ministry and provides wholesome work for them.
Good Spending--Everyone has to eat! You use the food dollars that you are already spending to invest in people and your local community instead of a superstore and its stockholders.
Good Health--Your share requires you to eat more vegetables and try new varieties that you might not consider at the store.
Good Living--Many people would love to work on a farm or maintain a large garden, but lack of time, land, or resources may prevent them from doing so. At Victory Acres, we welcome visits from our members! We invite you to enjoy farm life through visits, educational opportunities, picnics, hiking and camping.
Good Extras--You will have seasonal access to pick-your-own items that add value to your share. Also, when the harvest is plentiful, you benefit by receiving the extra produce to share or store.
Good Selection--Victory Acres provides produce that you can’t get anywhere else. Gourmet hard-neck garlic, purple okra, and heirloom tomatoes are a few examples. Grocery store produce has been developed to transport well, but not necessarily to taste the best.