Perhaps you don’t have the space, time or inclination to plant your own garden. But that doesn’t mean you are left facing tired (from all the food miles traveled!) produce in your local chain grocery store.
The good news is that you have other options for putting healthy food on your table (with a side of other important benefits), and joining a CSA is one of them.
No, you’re not seceding from the Union but rather helping to connect local farmers to local consumers, contributing to regional food security and supporting land stewardship through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).
Most CSA’s involve subscriptions where you invest at the beginning of the year and reap the rewards in weekly boxes of farm fresh produce throughout the growing season. Ready to sign up? Find more information and a listing of local CSAs here.
Want to know more about the history of CSAs in the US? You’ll find an excellent article from the Rodale Institute here, and your tax dollars at work helped generate another excellent article from USDA’s Alternative Farming Information Center here.