Head in today from 11-2 for CSA Day! Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms are a unique way for people to receive fresh, locally grown food at a reasonable price every week during the warm months. Ten local CSA farms will be at CSA Day to talk with: you can learn about their farming practices and products available, and have the chance to purchase a farm share for the season.
CSA farmers sell “shares” in their upcoming harvest during the spring, giving them the capital to prepare for the growing season. Then, usually from about June to October, the folks who have purchased shares (usually referred to as CSA members) head to the farm each week to pick up an often bountiful basket of whatever is in season. By purchasing a share, CSA members share in the risks, and the rewards, of the season.
This is the fifth year that the Co-op has hosted CSA Day. This year, attendees will find CSA farmers who are growing and producing vegetables, cheese, eggs and meats. In addition, our local turkey producers will be on hand to talk about heritage birds for Thanksgiving 2010. Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet local farmers!