Monday, July 11, 2011

CSA - Community Supported Agriculture

This summer, my husband and I decided to buy a CSA share at a local farm.  When you buy a Community Supported Agriculture, CSA, share you receive a basket of fresh, locally grown {possibly organic} fruit and vegetables each week.  Some CSA’s even include farm fresh meats and eggs. 

The prices are very reasonable for all of the fresh produce you receive on a weekly basis, and it made sense for us and our budget.  There are lots of other advantages for us than just the price.  The CSA we joined is 100% organic, locally grown and family run.  The produce is super fresh, full of flavor and beneficial vitamins.  Through joining the CSA, we have met new people from our community and experimented with many different vegetables in our everyday cooking.

The veggies in these photos are all from our CSA.  Aren’t they beautiful?!?! I am in love with these sunburst yellow squash.  They are so cute and adorable.  Some of the other goodies we have received in our basket are beets, kale, lettuce, turnip, sugar snap peas, zucchini, green onions, radish, cabbage, baby greens, swish chard, bok choy, and strawberries!  There are still lots more amazing seasonal vegetables to come. 

The family that runs our CSA prints off a weekly newsletter for the farm.  It provides lots of fun information about the progress of the farm, a list of everything in our baskets, a featured veggie of the week and a recipe.  I look forward to sharing some new vegetable recipes with you all and showing some more beautiful photos of our veggies through the fall!

If you have any questions about the CSA, just post a comment or email me! 

1 comment:

  1. All the fresh veggies and fruit look so pretty! Much nicer and healthier looking then everything in the grocery stores right now.


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