If mountains of dirty snow have you longing for warm weather, here’s at least one good sign that Spring is right around the corner (despite what the groundhog had to say); it’s time to join your local CSA!
What is a CSA?
- CSA Stands for Community Supported Agriculture
- In a nutshell, it’s your opportunity to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables (and sometimes other farm products) in advance, directly from a local farm offering a CSA program.
- Each week your fresh, seasonal produce is boxed and ready for you to pick up or is delivered directly to you throughout the growing season (typically spring through fall).
- Memberships are typically limited and are granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Why Should I Join?
- Buying locally is good for your local economy – It strengthens the bond between farmers and their communities by initiating direct contact. It provides your local farms with working capital in advance, offering greater financial security while reducing their risk and overhead.
- Buying locally is good for the environment – Eliminating the need to transport your produce reduces vehicular pollutants and virtually eliminates the need for additives, preservatives and in many cases even pesticides in your produce.
- Buying locally is good for your family – The equation is simple, the longer produce takes to reach your store, and ultimately your table, the more vitamins and minerals are depleted. CSA’s provide nutritious, fresh seasonal produce that is harvested weekly, not weeks ago, for you and your family to enjoy.
Want More Information?
– Click here to find a CSA near you.
Shop local. Support your local farmers and do something positive for your family and your community. Join a CSA.