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Friday, February 29, 2008

Eat Fresh, Eat Local: Join A CSA Or Start One

Winter it may still be, but right now I am dreaming of the fresh vegetables and fruits that Farmer Rich of Catalpa Ridge Farm will deliver come June. I am coming up on my third year hosting this CSF from my home and right now we are reaching out to old members and looking for new. Next week I will host a "Meet the Farmer" event at my home.

I hope to find an eager bunch of eaters, willing to volunteer and pick up their shares on time. Last year I had to beg for volunteers, never mind the bags of forgotten shares I had to find a home for.

Wherever you live, I urge to you to either join a CSF or start your own. It's as easy as finding a farmer within driving distance and looking for neighbors who want fresh, local produce.

With scary beef in the news, and the tainted spinach of last year, the idea of belonging to a CSA/CSF (community-supported agriculture/farm) is ever more appealing. You get access to great-tasting, pesticide-free produce and you know where and how it was grown.

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