Get Affordable,FRESH, organic produce from your local farmer

ImageBest intentions aside, I haven’t had the time/energy to get a vegetable garden going this year so I think I’m going to join a CSA.  CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and it is beneficial for both farmer and consumer.  It also diverts money away from multi-national/big box/ frankenfooders whose so-called food has been ruining our health with pesticides, harmful genetic modifications and so on.  

Here are more benefits of CSAs

Advantages for farmers:

  • Get to spend time marketing the food early in the year, before their 16 hour days in the field begin
  • Receive payment early in the season, which helps with the farm’s cash flow
  • Have an opportunity to get to know the people who eat the food they grow 

Advantages for consumers:

  • Eat ultra-fresh food, with all the flavor and vitamin benefits
  • Get exposed to new vegetables and new ways of cooking
  • Usually get to visit the farm at least once a season
  • Find that kids typically favor food from “their” farm – even veggies they’ve never been known to eat
  • Develop a relationship with the farmer who grows their food and learn more about how food is grown

I love the idea of supporting local farmers by purchasing delicious organic food from them.  

Read more here!                 Image

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