One of my favorite local farms is Meadow Mist Farm in Lexington, MA. You have probably driven past it and never knew it was there, since it is right off Route 2A (Marrett Rd).

I found Meadow Mist on LocalHarvest.org.  There you can find nationwide listings of  local farms, CSAs, farmer’s markets and farm stands.  On Local Harvest I also found the CSA I use, SharedHarvestCSA.com, for late fall and winter locally grown produce.

Meadow Mist is great because it is strictly organic.  Farmers Lauren and John currently have squash, peas, green beans, kale, broccoli, carrots, chard, greens, onions, garlic, and berries available.  They also have organic animal products including grass fed beef, chicken, and eggs.

Meadow Mist Farm has occasional volunteer days and children’s education.  Look over their website here and call ahead to schedule a visit.  Finding their farm for the first time is a little tricky so follow the directions on their website and look at an online map.

Take some time to organize your shopping schedule to include local (organic or non-organic) food in your diet, no matter where in the country you live.  This effort is critical.  What you decide to eat (and not eat) at every meal, every day is the most important factor regarding your health and the health of your children.  If you spend a little more on local, organic food, consider it an insurance policy to help reduce the chances of suffering expensive, chronic diseases.

For more nutrition information, read the Nutrition Guide article on my website here.