Although spring is still a ways away, now is the time to sign up for your CSA share.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)  helps connect local farmers to local consumers, contributes to regional food security and supports land stewardship

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? You can find a listing of farms with shares still available (as of Jan 2010) right 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.