Would you like fresh, healthy and local food directly from the farm? Would you like a personal relationship with a local farmer? Check out the Minnesota Grown Directory to find a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm near you!
A CSA farm sells subscriptions or memberships to consumers who pay upfront for a share of fresh produce. The cost of a membership can vary depending on the product. The goods can be delivered or picked up once per week for an indicated amount of time
Joining a CSA has many benefits. While providing a source to try new local foods, CSA farms promote adventurous cooking; try a new recipe to spice up a weeknight meal! There is a shared risk to CSA farms. The producer can only supply what is produced, therefore weather can be a factor in product availability. Be sure to keep in contact with the farmer to see how the crop is progressing.
The video below dives into further details on what to expect with a CSA program. As always, contact your local farmer for more information and to sign up.
Photo credit: Solar Fresh Produce, Buffalo