Earth Matterz

About Kali Star

10 years ago, my mother gave me a subscription to a CSA for Christmas. It was the best gift I could have had at that time. I was obsessed with vegetables and healthy food. I had family members who had CSA deliveries and I wanted them so badly. I felt so drawn to the idea of it. The very first box I received had too many pears — and I was so happy for that! I was so grateful for this gift and happy to eat all the pears. 

I remember the first time I tried a hachiya persimmon from the CSA box, and how I ate it just a wee bit before it was fully ripe.  When I was a child, my Grandmother had them around the house for decoration during the Holidays. I vividly remember feeling a strange sense of curiosity, because I thought it was a weird tomato. “Who would eat that weird tomato?” I thought to myself. They told me it was a fruit, I just didn’t understand it. It wasn’t a weird tomato, and it has turned out to be one of my favorite fruits! I might not have known that if it wasn’t for getting a CSA box. 

My life has totally changed since that first Christmas box and local produce has become a huge part of my life. I know each of the farms I buy from. I have talked to farmers for hours and hours about farming, food, and life! I feel an incredible sense of grounding, health, and radiance beyond what I knew when I was buying vegetables from grocery stores. I learned what was different about that and became so committed to buying from farms I know and sharing that miracle with others. Gradually, as I changed my eating habits, I felt much more vibrant. 

This knowledge and these experiences bring me such joy. Lettuce makes me so happy! It seems silly and simple — but it truly lifts me up! (I’ll refer you to our article “I never knew I would be this excited about vegetables.”)

Being able to connect with so many different people and share what I’ve learned over the years has been so meaningful to me. Through Earth Matterz, I’m able to share not only the bounty of these fantastic farms, but also knowledge, resources, and — hopefully — some inspiration along the way. 

In addition to the Stories, Recipes, and Resources sections of earthmatterz.com, I aim to help people eat more veggies, find culinary inspiration, and learn more about the earth through our YouTube channel and one-on-one consultations, no matter where you live. (If you’d like to book a consultation, please contact me!)