Community Supported Agriculture

CSA #2 Clockwise starting with the radishes, beets,  spinach, winterbor kale, chives, salad mix, frisee, Lacinato kale, strawberries in the center.

What is a CSA? Community Supported Agriculture is a healthy, local way for you to be a real part of what you eat.  You pay a given amount of money up front before the planting action gets going, the farmer uses the money to plant and grow,  and then for a fixed amount of weeks you are given a “share” of the farms products. Sometimes, when the season is good, you are even offered extras. The photo above is our half share plus extras. We have 22 weeks, and we are on week 2.

We pick up our CSA on Wednesdays, so as a visual representation of how awesome weekly, organic, fresh picked vegetables are, I will be putting a picture and listing up on Wednesdays. This will hopefully encourage everyone to consider a CSA next season!

This is the kick off of  “What’s Cookin’ Wednesdays” (I know… today is Thursday…but in the future this is what it will be.), where you see my palette for the week.

 

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9 thoughts on “Community Supported Agriculture

  1. I like this initiative a lot, keeps the community going. Here where I live, the fresh foods are really deteriorating. I go buy fresh fruits and veggies and the market on Monday, but I don’t see that many people at all..

    • That’s so sad to hear! It takes people like you to be the megaphone for your community about what is important! I don’t know where you live, but if you Google CSA’s in your area, you may be surprised at what you find. Even if you don’t have the initial investment money, that farm may be a great resource for organic and local foods. Good for you for knowing what’s right though – and standing proud about it! Yay Monday market!

  2. Oh my.. what the..! o_O you’re right! There’s a CSA close to where I live!
    I never saw that one coming! That’s cool, i’ll go have a look at their farm. Thanks!

    • Hurray! 🙂 That is so awesome! I am so happy to direct you to something amazing! CSA’s don’t really advertise, and so they’re a bit like diamonds in the rough that way. I hope it is a spectacular farm, and that you have a new outlet for fresh produce! Cheers!

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