What’s a CSA?

by PlantPure Team May 12, 2016

What’s a CSA?

CSA stands for “community supported agriculture,” and these programs are a perfect way to support your local farmers and develop a direct connection to your food source. When you join a CSA, you’re purchasing a “share” of produce. This means that you’ll receive a set amount of produce periodically (usually weekly), but the type of produce may vary depending on how well different fruits and vegetables are growing that season. You pay for the entire season on the front end, which allows the farmer to plan for the upcoming season. Many farms, however, will offer a prorated membership if you choose to join mid-season. The upfront cost is typically $300–$400, which often gives you fresh local produce from June to late October or early November, depending on your location. This works out to about $20 per week, which makes joining a CSA the most cost-effective way to buy produce.

Even more reasons to join a CSA:

  • Exposure to new fruits and vegetables     

  • Produce is fresh, and harvested at its peak
  • Engages kids directly with their food. You may even want to take your kids on a field trip to visit the farm. Get them excited about picking up the box every week.  
  • Supporting and maintaining a connection with your farmer
  • Working with what you have, rather than trying to plan meals around the variety in the grocery store. This takes some stress out of meal planning.    
  • Eating seasonally, and gaining an understanding of what grows when.  

  • Farms often have farm-to-table dinners or other events at the farm for CSA members             

Check out some of these resources to find a CSA in your area:

http://www.localharvest.org/csa/http://www.eatwellguide.org/guides (search for “CSA” and your area in the search bar)

http://csasignupday.com/csa-directory/

 

The post What’s a CSA? appeared first on PlantPure Nation.




PlantPure Team
PlantPure Team

Author



Also in News

VETERAN FILM PRODUCER LAUNCHES PLANT-BASED PROGRAM
VETERAN FILM PRODUCER LAUNCHES PLANT-BASED PROGRAM

by Ron Gandiza November 11, 2017

PLANTPURE’S ENTRÉES DEBUT ON PUBLIX SHELVES
PLANTPURE’S ENTRÉES DEBUT ON PUBLIX SHELVES

by Ron Gandiza November 09, 2017

A Testimonial From PlantPure Challenge Winners  Mark & Jacqui Russett
A Testimonial From PlantPure Challenge Winners Mark & Jacqui Russett

by BOLD SUPPORT November 09, 2017

Three years ago, Mark and I decided to live a plant-based lifestyle... and we did it overnight. We are so passionate about what we have learned, that we want to do our part in spreading this information. This is why we started Plant-Based University (http://www.plant-baseduniversity.com). Our hope is to help those who wish to learn and transition into the plant-based lifestyle.

love our recipes?

BUY OUR COOKBOOK

The PlantPure Nation Cookbook brings our powerful, science-based approach to nutrition from the big screen to your kitchen with some of the same mouthwatering recipes that kick-started the film, promoting the health benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet.