What is Community Supported Agriculture?
CSA members participate in their own food supply by committing to share in the harvest of a local farm. Members purchase shares in the spring, and each week receive seasonal vegetables: a subscription to the farm’s weekly harvest. A CSA creates a unique relationship between the consumer and the producer –nowadays, not only do many people not know what country or what state their food comes from, they certainly don’t know the farmer who picked the tomatoes they are eating. By joining a CSA you express your support for locally grown food, for clean food, and for the farmers that grow it. CSA may not replace patronizing a farmers market. It does guarantee your access to the best of each week’s harvest. This is a way to be a part of something positive for you and your community.
· One of the things I am LOVING about participating in the CSA is *forcing* myself to have vegetables more often. As I live alone, I rarely buy veggies but rather throw together a quick sandwich or go out to eat. By getting a fresh allotment of veggies each week (an allotment that varies!), I now have no excuse not to eat my veggies, and no excuse for a lack of variety. Bruce Cory