Community Supported Agriculture

Tired of produce that tastes like styrofoam? Maybe you just miss having a garden in your backyard, like you did when you lived with your folks…
Maybe LocalHarvest is an option.

Many farms offer produce subscriptions, where buyers receive a weekly or monthly basket of produce, flowers, fruits, eggs, milk, meats, or any sort of different farm products.
A CSA, (for Community Supported Agriculture) is a way for the food buying public to create a relationship with a farm and to receive a weekly basket of produce. By making a financial commitment to a farm, people become “members” (or “shareholders,” or “subscribers”) of the CSA. Most CSA farmers prefer that members pay for the season up-front, but some farmers will accept weekly or monthly payments. Some CSAs also require that members work a small number of hours on the farm during the growing season.
A CSA season typically runs from late spring through early fall. The number of CSAs in the United States was estimated at 50 in 1990, and has since grown to over 2000.

I’ll be looking into this in the future. It looks look as though there are a few options in my area (notably Grant Family Farms), and as the organization grows, so do my options (not unlike internet broadband options, in that way).
Now I just need to figure out what to order… might need to make a phone call…

One Reply to “Community Supported Agriculture”

  1. Margie’s company does a couple of different produce box options, once a week, random selection. Has made for some very yummy soups and casseroles over the summer.

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