What!? You don't know what CSA means. Huh, let's get you some learnin'
Here's what the cool people at Local Harvest have to say
A CSA, (for Community Supported Agriculture) is a way for the food buying public to create a relationship with a farm and to receive a weekly basket of produce. By making a financial commitment to a farm, people become "members" (or "shareholders," or "subscribers") of the CSA. Most CSA farmers prefer that members pay for the season up-front, but some farmers will accept weekly or monthly payments. Some CSAs also require that members work a small number of hours on the farm during the growing season.
A CSA season typically runs from late spring through early fall. The number of CSAs in the United States was estimated at 50 in 1990, and has since grown to over 1000.
Don't worry! This isn't just some freaky Michigan thing! Local Harvest is for all of the United States.
You can search for the nearest Farmers Market, fresh eggs (hey Noreen!) and get this my fiber-y buddies, people who have yarn, fiber, and the people who raise the animals that provide these goodies. Oh, yes, friends, oh, yes.
Local Harvest, fun for food, and fiber. I'm talking Fiber in the granola way and in the wooly way.
Dear Canadian Friends,
I only have this for you...