It’s getting to be that time of year! Sign up for a local CSA/ Farm share to make healthy eating easy and convenient while supporting a local farmer.
CSA- community-supported agriculture- is an opportunity to receive a weekly or bi-weekly box of fresh local produce from a small farmer. You pay a single fee around this time of year to receive seasonal produce for a particular growing season, around six months.
What do I get?
The contents of the box include whatever is in season during that week’s harvest. It’s a great opportunity to integrate a variety of vegetables into your diet, and to learn how to cook with new foods. There are often opportunities to add fruits, dairy, meats, and grains to your farm share so you may never need to go to the supermarket! The picture above shows my haul from my first vegetable and fruit share last year. A great way to eat the rainbow! Contents will of course vary based on your location and climate.
Why should I do it?
Why is it important for your health to eat local, seasonal food? Read more here.
Great idea! Where do I find one?!
Find the nearest CSA/ farm share in your community here: http://www.localharvest.org/csa/
This is my local farm share- I love it because this farm share also helps to subsidize fresh shares for lower-income members of our community. Get healthy while and increase demand for fresh, local foods!