CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a concept where consumers buy a share in a local farm. By paying the farmer up front, you help him or her plan, purchase seeds and equipment, and so on. Then you get to have a great box of fresh, nutritious, locally grown produce every week of the growing season.
Find the CSA farms in the area here on GardenShare's website. Just click on the CSA tab to narrow down the list to CSA farms.
Think you'd like a CSA, but can't afford it? Check out GardenShare's Bonus Bucks program to see if you qualify for a subsidy to help you purchase one.
Farmer Dulli from Birdsfoot Farm in Canton sent me these photos of how some of the crops are progressing this week!
|Apple trees in bloom|
|Onions coming up through the mulch and under the netting|
|First peas are up, next ones planted|
|Tomatoes are planted right in the bed of mixed greens in the high tunnel.|
The tomatoes will take over as the greens are done.