Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Harvest Season Approaching: Join a CSA!

Home gardening is becoming more popular by the day, as people look to counter rising food costs and the unhealthy nature of our food supply.

But even if you don’t have the space or time to grow your own food, having farm-fresh fruits and vegetables is not impossible. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)—which directly connects farmers with consumers—is also growing steadily as small-scale farms regain a place in American agriculture.

While I opt for home gardening, I have many friends who are members of CSAs and rave about the weekly deliveries (or pick-ups) of in-season foods. Obviously, liking fruits and vegetables is important and knowing how to cook a bit is a plus.

For more information on CSAs, including a map to help find a participating farm near you, visit the LocalHarvest website. The harvest season is about to begin, so be sure you join soon!

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