Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Another Good Idea

Martha's February issue reminded me of a really good idea: joining a CSA farm. CSA stands for community-supported agriculture, and joining your local CSA farm is a great way to feed your family locally-grown farm-fresh vegetables.

A CSA farm works much like a food cooperative. You purchase a share (or a half-share in some cases) for the season, and receive an abundance of fresh food every week! My parents and my own family split a share from our local CSA, August Earth, last summer. It was one of the best food experiences of my life! There is nothing like fresh-out-of-the-ground produce. Peter and Katy run a great farm, and include a newsletter with each week's pick-up, featuring member events, recipe ideas, farm news, and a list of the next week's produce.

Find your local CSA farm here. You'll be glad you did!

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