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Buying and Cooking With Food From Farm Shares (CSAs)

Buying Food From CSAs

Food from CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture)

Food from CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture)

Community Supported Agriculture (more commonly known as CSAs or farm shares) provides a direct connection between local farmers and consumers. Farms that participate in CSAs sell shares of the produce, meat and dairy that they produce. In exchange for purchasing a farm share, consumers receive regular deliveries of food straight from the farm.

Not only does this eliminate the middlemen and help support local farmers, it also provides fresh, sustainable food to consumers. By bypassing the global food distribution process, farm share participants benefit from getting food that hasn’t spent weeks in transit from farm to shelf. In practical terms, that means consumers have more flexibility in planning their meals because their food stays fresh longer.

Additionally, since food from CSAs travels a far shorter distance than that which arrives in supermarkets, less greenhouse gases are emitted and fewer fossil fuels are consumed in the transportation process.

But these are not the only benefits of purchasing from farm shares. Continue reading

The Benefits of Community Supported Agriculture (Farm Shares and CSAs)

Community Supported Agriculture: Buying Local Food Direct

Eat Local With CSAs and Farm Shares

Eat Local With CSAs and Farm Shares

Over the last couple decades, CSAs (or farm shares, as they are commonly known) have become increasingly popular. CSAs allow consumers to purchase food directly from a local farmer.

Farmers sell a number of “shares” that can be bought by the public. Generally, each share amounts to a box of vegetables, but some farmers also offer meat, dairy, or fruit products.

There are some great advantages to buying into a CSA program–for both consumers and for farmers. If you’re interested in eating local and supporting local farmers, there are a number of reasons why you should consider purchasing a subscription to a farm share. Continue reading