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Friday, March 13, 2009

Do you know what a CSA is?

If you don't know what a CSA is, you're probably a city girl/guy like me. But all my midwestern friends talk about their CSA's. And I got curious. So what is it?! CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It's a great way to support your local farmers and provide your family with a plethera of fresh produce and save some money! You basically buy a "share" of crops and then pick up a box of produce every week during the summer and fall. Believe it or not, there are a bunch of CSA's in our Eastern Massachusetts area. Who woulda thunk it? Here's a link to a list of them. I'm thinking of doing the fruit share one. I know we wouldn't waste a bit of that. My kids eat fruit like it's going out of style. This is what is in a typical fruit share for Farmer Dave:

Fruit Share: ($200 Fruit Share)

Sample share for a week in August: 1 pint of blueberries, 2 lbs nectarines, 1 lb white peaches, 1 lb yellow peaches.
Sample Share for a week in September: 2 lb Macintosh apples, 2 lb Honeycrisp apples, 1 cantaloupe, 1 pint strawberries.
Sample Share for a week in October: 2 lbs Cortland apples, 2 lb Macoun apples, 2 lb Golden Delicious apples, 1 lb Empire apples.


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