John Landon Homes Supports Buying Local!
August 21, 2014 8:27 am
At John Landon Homes, we’re committed to building homes that respect both the environment and your budget. We incorporate green building techniques and materials in every home we build in Little Elm, Frisco, McKinney and Plano. Because the environment is so important to us, it’s why we support buying from local farms, and encourage our homeowners to buy from a CSA, which stands for Community Supported Agriculture.
A CSA matches small farmers directly with customers who want fresh seasonal food. Farmers charge a subscription fee and then they will arrange a schedule to deliver boxes of seasonal produce directly to your home, or for pickup at a local farmers market.
Harvest to House is one local CSA that offers home delivery service to Denton residents. But if you live in Richwoods Hollow or Shiloh Lakes, you can still buy their produce. It’s available at the Frisco, McKinney or Little Elm Farmers Markets, which are open on Saturday mornings. Some of the sustainably-grown produce offered by Harvest to House at these markets includes tomatoes, cantaloupe, summer squashes, greens, hydroponic lettuces, East Texas peaches and even all-natural beef. Other CSA’s in the north Dallas area, like Squeezepenny Farm, provide locations in Frisco, McKinney and Plano where customers can pick up their bi-weekly box of produce.
One of the benefits to joining a CSA is that it’s frequently a culinary adventure! It’s a great way to try new produce like an Asian green called Tatsoi that you wouldn’t necessarily buy if you were shopping at your local supermarket. Many CSA customers like the challenge of having specific produce to fix meals from each week, and having to search the Internet for new recipes.
If you’d like to find out which farms or CSA’s are in your neighborhood, visit LocalHarvest.org; simply type in your ZIP code to search for farms near you. Late summer and early fall is the perfect time to visit CSA operators and inquire about their programs. Farmers usually solicit subscribers during the winter months so they can plan and purchase seed according to demand.
The CSA model is a win-win for all involved. Subscribers gain a reliable source for fresh produce, and often feel a deeper connection to the people who grow what they eat. Families appreciate knowing that the food on their plates came out of the ground just a day or two earlier. And farmers appreciate the financial security that comes from collecting subscription fees that they can use for planting and growing their operations.
When it comes to building homes that are of lasting value and quality, you won’t find a better company than John Landon Homes. For more than two decades, the Landon name has been synonymous with uncompromising quality, commitment to customer satisfaction and exemplary value. Our team offers home buyers an unmatched wealth of talent, expertise and enthusiasm. Visit our website and discover why Landon Homes are Better Built By Design™.
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