Monday, March 12, 2012

Considering CSA

This year I really want to try a share, or a half share, in our local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). I think it will inspire me to test new recipes and hopefully encourage the kids to try new foods, but also it would just feel good to support a local farm.
If you are unfamiliar with the concept, the site, Local Harvest, explains Community Supported Agriculture-
Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of "shares" to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a "membership" or a "subscription") and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season. also provides tips for potential CSA members and a list of questions you may want to ask a farm before committing, as well as a how to guide. On top of all that, there is a searchable map that allows you to see if there are any CSAs listed in your area....although, I bet local farmer's markets would have a lead on them, too.

**I love that listed in the fall portion of our local CSA are cider donuts and pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns- it is worthy all the different sorts of leafy greens to get to those :)!**


  1. We get a weekly farm box, and I love it. It's such a fun challenge, and so delicious.

  2. I am very excited to give it a go- the sample weekly lists they had from last year were amazing



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