Support Your Local Farmer

A CSA, (for Community Supported Agriculture) is a way for the food buying public to create a relationship with a farm and to receive a weekly basket of produce.

I tried this concept before, when I lived in Northern California. It didn’t take - there was too much produce for just me and then the Danville Farmer’s Market set the bar way too high.

Now, I’m finding that a half share is just about right for the two of us - especially when one of us is a vegetarian. Our produce is coming from a certified organic farm and the quality is tremendous. In addition, we have a tendency to stick with a limited palette of vegetables, and eating what is in season is forcing some welcome variety.

We found out about our CSA farm via a bulletin board flyer at the local drugstore. The more scientific approach is to check the nationwide directory of small farms at LocalHarvest. Check it out.