|Photo courtesy of www.triplejfarm.org|
Last summer, my husband and I joined a local organic CSA and enjoyed it very much! CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and while there are many different types, we joined one that supplied us with a bountiful basket of fresh produce weekly. Basically, you by a share of the harvest in advance, funding the local farmer, and he or she does the work!
We were members of Berries on Bryan Station, a certified organic farm. It's a great family atmosphere with chickens running around and friendly faces. They also sent out a weekly newsletter telling us what we could expect in our basket and recipes to try with the veggies. We enjoyed strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, zucchini, squash, beets, eggplant, salad greens, onions, garlic, potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, herbs, and so much more! They even encourage the member families to plant in their member's garden anything they wish or come out and help gather the harvest! Berries also has a kids camp every summer to learn about organic farming and taking care of the land!
Check your area for a local CSA and enjoy trying new, wholesome produce and eating local!!
Some CSA's in our area are...
1. Berries on Bryan Station (organic), Call Eric Walles at 859-293-0077 or visit berriesonbryanstation.com
2. Elmwood Stock Farm (organic), visit elmwoodstockfarm.com.
3. Triple J Farm, triplejfarm.org
Now's the time to sign up and join!!