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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Community Supported Agriculture

Our CSA will be finishing up soon (two weeks left).... I can't express enough how much I enjoyed this opportunity through Tomato Tomato!  This has been a wonderful addition to our corporate wellness program and a service we offered our employees :)  

Community Supported Agriculture programs not only provide community members with locally sourced and grown produce but help support the farmers and growers who keep the passion of sustainable agriculture alive.  This was an opportunity to try new vegetables (beets, turnips, a huge assortment of lettuces, and I hate to admit this was probably the first time I ate radishes!), my favorite veggies (broccoli, cucumbers, onions...pretty much everything else), gain exposure to local companies (hello raw honey!!  I love you now), and also saving me time at the grocery store.  

I'm not sure who benefits more the consumer or producer!  

Do you have a CSA available near you?  Have you tried a program before?  

My only advice: look for a local partnership between a farmers market and growers, not a national company that will just deliver produce to you each week - there's a HUGE difference.  If pineapples don't grow nearby, they aren't locally sourced.  (but that's my two cents.)

Always, J ♥