Looking for farm fresh produce without the hassle of planting your own? Sign up for a CSAs(Community Supported Agriculture) and you’ll get produce straight from a local farm. Aside from the super fresh produce, CSAs also have many eco-friendly benefits and even though all the winter CSAs are already booked up, you should to sign up for your summer share now!
What is a CSA?
CSAs (community supported agriculture) give city dwellers direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown locally by regional farmers. When you sign up and become a member you are purchasing a “share” of produce from a local farmer. Members pay for an entire season of produce upfront and pickup their share weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly at a drop-off point. The members must also volunteer two to four hours to help maintain the CSA.
The Benefits of CSAs
- Helps support small local farms.
- Eat healthy, fresh food, and explore new foods.
- Cut down on the number of miles your food travels from the farm to your plate.
- Connect with the food you eat by meeting your farmers and exploring the farms.
- By direct sales to community members, who have provided the farmer with working capital in advance, growers receive better prices for their crops, gain some financial security, and are relieved of much of the burden of marketing.
- Members share in the risks of farming, including poor harvests due to unfavorable weather or pests.
From the Organic Authority Files
CSAs to Join