With people becoming more aware of their disassociation with their food supply and ingredients, the trend of using local farms and ranches is making its way into mainstream U.S.A..
About 2 years ago after viewing the documentary Food Inc., I became highly conscious of the food supply in our nation and began making more informed decisions as to what I was feeding my family and myself.
CSA’s, local farming and farmers markets are an important component in today’s corporate controlled food supply. Corporations and the people behind them have manipulated your food sources to unnatural levels sacrificing your health for the sake of profits. Today’s typical meat and produce products are raised with hormones, fertilizers, antibiotics, pesticides and a whole plethora of other chemical and unnatural processes.
CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture)
CSA stands for community supported agriculture and is a cooperation between community farmers and the people who desire their goods. The rules of various CSA’s will vary from farmer to farmer. Some of the things to expect from a CSA might include: a membership fee, a monthly order commitment and high quality products.
J&J Grassfed Beef
785 Tucker Rd. suite G #185
Tehachapi Ca. 93561
J&J Grassfed Beef is the only bonafide CSA in the Lancaster/Palmdale, CA area of the Antelope Valley. No membership fee is required and no bag charge. The only requirement of the CSA is that you purchase 1 package every month off of the order form. The CSA for J&J Grassfed Beef currently delivers the third Thursday of every month at AV Chiropractic, 44820 10th St W, Lancaster, CA 93534.
Due to the lack of bonafide CSA’s in the Antelope Valley, I have also provided a list of local farmers and farmers’ markets.
41717 20th St. West
Palmdale, CA 93551
Palmer Produce offers locally grown produce, poultry, eggs and live stock.
Bumpy Road Ranch
38810 Rogers-Creek Rd
Leona Valley, CA 93551
Bumpy Road Ranch offers locally raised Large Black Hogs.
Holland Ranch Organics’
41346 27th St. West
Palmdale, CA 93551
Holland Ranch Offers produce, poultry & eggs.
Antelope Valley Winery Farmer’s Market
42041 20th St. W.
Lancaster/Palmdale, CA 93534
BLVD. Farmers Market
Lancaster Blvd., between Fig Ave. & Date Ave.
Every Thursday, Winter: 2pm-7pm
Becoming a patron of a CSA, local farms and farmers markets you’re sending a message with your money and the choice that you have made. You are supporting a local farmer who has committed themselves to more sustainable and natural practices. With these purchases, you are keeping money in both your community and state. You and your loved ones will be ingesting higher quality and healthier ingredients.