I am joining the local CSA!!!
For those of you who aren’t familiar, CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. You pay a membership fee, and then a weekly fee for fresh/local/organic produce/food/dairy items from a nearby farm. I will go to my local grocery store once a week to pick up our CSA groceries (starting in mid-May and ending in late September).
Doing this benefits the environment because locally grown foods require less packaging and transportation, which then means less waste and pollution. Participating in CSA’s also supports our local economy (because we’re supporting local farmers who provide jobs and therefore recirculate $$ throughout the local economy).
Doing this is also better for our health, the food tastes better, and it’s so nutritious.
Local farms are disappearing at an alarming rate. We are losing land and a link to our ancestors. Farms are natural classrooms and provide education, recreation, and entertainment. Farms are our legacy. They keep the door open to the farms and farmers of tomorrow!