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Join A CSA!

By Tawnya Manion | March 7, 2013

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The conversation usually goes as follows. Me: You want some peaches they’re from Upstate? I have extra ones from my CSA. Friend: Yea! What’s a CSA?

The Acronym CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and exists as a mutual support and commitment between local farmers and community members who pay the farmer an annual membership fee to cover the production costs of the farm. In turn, members receive a weekly share of the harvest during the growing season. The quality of the produce coupled with the great price makes belonging to a CSA community a rewarding experience.

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What Defines a CSA and Why That Might Change

By Jeannette | April 5, 2012

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By: Justin Chan

It seems like the hottest new buzz word going around the food world is CSA, or Community supported agriculture. For all us city dwellers who most often than not get our produce from supermarkets and may not know yet what a CSA is, here’s a simple explanation: Community supported agriculture is a practice that has been heavily championed by local farmers and advocates who believe that local farms offer the freshest and safest produce available. Although many of them agree that it is a better alternative to purchasing chemical-ridden goods from chain supermarkets, there has recently been a huge disagreement among them over the very definition of CSAs.

According to NPR’s The Salt, traditionalists worry that farmers have reinterpreted the concept of CSAs and have unfairly pocketed the money that should go to local farms. Read More

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Women We Admire: Stacey Murphy, Founder of BK Farmyards

By mahir | April 12, 2011

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Interview With Stacey Murphy, founder of BK Farmyards By Julia Burgi

Most people take the gustatory pleasures of food for granted – we all know that what we eat can be delicious. Some people are also concerned about the impact of their food on the environment, on other people, on animals. Read More

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Support Thy Farmer: Go CSA!

By mahir | March 15, 2011

Herbal Medicine Share: Lavender, Pine and Comfrey & Balsam Healing Salve

By Rena Unger – Holistic Nutrition Chef

Last week in Honor Thy FarmerGo Local, we talked about the health benefits of going local and shopping at your farmers market. Are you ready to make a bigger commitment to your health and support our farmers in a more impactful way? Joining a CSA will do just that! Want to know more? Let’s start with – What is a CSA? Read More

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