There are over 1,000 CSAs in existence across the United States today, a number that has grown exponentially over the past 20 years.
July 29, 2008
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
If you’re looking to be granted ecological impunity, Then join a supportive agricultural community. Your dollars can benefit an organic local farm, And the fresh-picked healthy produce won’t do anybody harm.
What is it? Community Supported Agriculture occurs when a group of individuals cooperatively supports and benefits from the operation of a local farm and its land. Some CSA programs require “shareholders” to do occasional work on the farm as well—free exercise, score!
How can I find a CSA farm? Visit this website to locate your nearest CSA farm. You may even be able to subscribe to one of these farms and receive a weekly or monthly produce basket – direct from the farm – or pick your own veggies, flowers and fruits. http://www.localharvest.org/csa/
What is the ecological benefit of CSA? Isn’t it just easier to go to the supermarket? Pick-ups and deliveries of CSA farm food are all local. A recent study of Chicago showed that on average, a head of lettuce traveled over 2,000 miles to get to the supermarket and to its diners’ dishes. Supporting a local farm saves money and prevents pollution from the trucks that chug along to bring you your munchies.
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