Community Supported Agriculture

It’s time to sign up at your local CSA!!

Last fall we had an article about CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture).  To refresh your memory go to Eat your VegetablesIn short, CSA was introduced in the Unites States from Europe in the mid 1980s as a way to keep farms economically viable, and provide people with safe food.

Find a farm in your community that participates in this type of program and buy a share.  Your money allows the farm to cover its costs and salaries, and in return you receive a share of the farm’s bounty throughout the growing season.  Some farms encourage farming volunteers, and give tours.

Spring is the time to sign up, and you won’t be limited to only vegetables.

Beyond vegetables, you may be able to buy a share of:  fruit, meat, grains, nuts, seeds, herbs, baked goods, honey, fibers, flowers, dairy products, eggs, sprouts, bath and body products.

Go to http://www.localharvest.org/products.jsp and click on the product you’re interested in.  Enter your zip code and you will receive information about the farms in your area that sell that product.

A Sharp Eye loves all things local. We’ve written several articles on a variety of similar topics. This is one of our best ~

The “Buy Local” Spirit