What the Heck a CSA Is—and Why You Should Consider Joining One

Joining a CSA will get you local produce like this regularly! Credit: whitneyinchicago

Joining a CSA will get you local produce like this regularly! Credit: whitneyinchicago

Every heard of a CSA? Want the 411 on these Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) groups that everyone keeps talking about? We have just the post for you over on Fit Bottomed Eats! And they’re a fabulous way to eat healthy, local and fresh!

Community Supported Agriculture: Fresh, Direct and Delicious

Each Thursday morning, I place a large cooler on my front porch. By Thursday afternoon, the magical produce fairies have visited the cooler, leaving a bunch of fruits and veggies—enough to feed two hungry triathletes for a week!

CSA groups, those magical produce fairies, are a great investment. Sure, you can buy produce at the grocery store—picked 2,000 miles away, trucked across the country and man-handled by dozens of peeps before ending up in your cart—or you can support your local farmers by purchasing fruits and veggies that were picked just hours before being delivered to your doorstep.

Keep reading for everything you need to know about CSAs.Jenn



Comments

  1. says

    Where I live it is pretty rural…but we have farmer markets weekly where local farmers gather in a store parking lot and bring their fresh produce for you to purchase…I love fresh fruits and veggies :)

  2. says

    I have been doing farm work for the past 5 years. I have worked with horses, cattle and for the past 3 years have run a produce farm/CSA. I know lots of women that own and run their own crop and/or livestock operations.

  3. says

    I am a member of my local CSA. It is awesome to get fresh organic fruits and veggies every week while supporting the local farmers. I also love not having to walk into a supermarket to get the old well traveled conventional foods…CSA is the way to go!

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