Our mission is to provide locally grown, delicious, and healthy frozen fruits and vegetables, enabling people to benefit the earth and our community by eating locally in the winter months.
How it works:
Locavorious has partnered with several small farms in the communities around Ann Arbor. We are offering frozen produce subscriptions, similar to shares offered by community supported agriculture (CSA) farms. During the peak harvest, we will prepare and package local produce at its peak freshness, and preserve it in a community freezer. During the winter months, members can pick up their share of the frozen harvest periodically at designated locations. With a Locavorious subscription, you get delicious, healthy and locally grown food for the winter months plus you help achieve a larger mission of promoting sustainable food systems, reducing the energy consumption and carbon footprint of current food distribution, and preserving family farms.
What to expect:
For the winter ’12-13 subscription, families will receive 7 or 8 packages of frozen produce, four times during the winter months, or 28-30 packages. We’ll preserve what grows well this spring and summer and what freezes well. The menu includes farmers’ market favorites and some surprises. We have blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, peaches, sweet corn, beans, cauliflower, greens, and edamame among other items.
What does locally grown mean?
We asked a couple hundred people around the Ann Arbor and southeastern Michigan area what local meant to them. 90% of them said either within 100 miles of Ann Arbor or from the state of Michigan. With so much delicious, naturally grown fruits and vegetables available in this area, we can achieve that and more. Our commitment to our community is to keep the miles our food travels as low as possible. Most of our food will travel, in total – from farm to kitchen to freezer to your fork in downtown Ann Arbor, no more than 100 miles. Last year our Michigan tart cherries were the food with the most food miles; they come from Frankfort, MI, about 230 miles from here. If that sounds better than the frozen food in grocery stores that travel over 6600 miles to get there….then join us today.