Community Supported Agriculture (C.S.A.) is coming to
Where do you buy your spring and summer veggies?
I try to hit the local Farmer’s markets, but, more often than not, I buy from the local IGA or Meijer’s store.
When I take the time to read the labels, I see that a majority come from out of state or even out of the country. I wonder how far in advance these veggies were picked and how they were grown and preserved for transport.
I had read about a Community Supported Agriculture (C.S.A.) program in Utah that my nephew and his family support. They would often post mouthwatering photos of their fresh veggies for the week.
The premise is pretty simple…..Essentially, the consumer buys shares from the farmer for a pre-determined season and in turn, receives an assortment of ripe, fresh picked vegetables each week. Share sizes can vary according to the size of your family. You can order a Single, Couple, or Family sized share. You can participate in one or all four of the Seasons.
Additionally, it allows the community to form a relationship with the Farmers that grow the food. In the case of Mulberry Creek Herb Farm, it is a family affair that spans generations. With deep roots in the community and a life long passion and commitment to the earth, Mulberry Creek Herb Farm is offering the first C.S.A. in the area. Spearheaded by Mark and Karen Langan, owners, they and their dedicated staff are up to the challenge and the first plantings are already underway.
It means so much to me to know the who, what, where, how and when…..
I know I can count on getting some of my favorite veggies this spring and summer and I’ll look forward to trying a few new ones as well.
Thank you Mulberry Creek, for bringing this program to my own backyard.