Now's the time for CSA signups

Hanson's SignI'm sure many know about CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) projects. For those who don't, here are the basics: a farmer offers for sale a certain number of shares to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (essentially funding the farmer's harvest) and in return receive a supply of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season. Depending on the CSA, the consumer may need to pick it up at the farm or, often, the CSA will arrange a local delivery site for a community. Overall, this is a great way to eat healthier and support small, local farms. 

Luckily, several websites have been set up to help people find local CSA's. Two of the biggest are Local Harvest and Eat Well Guide. Just enter your zip code and it will identify CSA's close to you.

CSA's have become remarkably popular so if you're interested, now is the time to look into your local options. Most CSA's sell out well in advance of their first delivery.

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