Eat Local: Join a CSA!

Do the grey winter days have you dreaming about the greens of spring and summer? Why not ensure a steady supply of those greens (as well as lots of other delicious produce, meats and even flowers) by investing in a local CSA?

CSA-veggiesCSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, which is essentially a partnership between growers and eaters. By purchasing a CSA “share”, eaters enter an agreement with farmers who then supply them with a season’s worth of vegetables — with a full share usually feeding a family of four. Many farms also supplement with farm-gate sales of meats or items like home-made jams and salsas. Typically, some or all of the cost of the subscription is paid up front, which helps the farmer with financing for the year. It also provides a secure market, allowing farmers to do what they do best — grow nutritious, great-tasting food. In Lanark County, many farms (such as the ones listed below) begin selling CSA shares as early as January, so contact them early to reserve your spot!

Here’s a list of the farms that can be found on page 15 of the February issue of theHumm:

Bluegrass Farm Winter CSA, in Jasper

Goodwoods Farm, in Smith Falls

Lanark Highlands Grass Fed Beef, in Lanark HighlandsSylvia's-plants-web

Miller’s Bay Farm, in Lombardy

Rock-N-Horse Farm, in Almonte

Saffire Farms, in Almonte

Seanic Farms, in Smiths Falls

Stony Brae Farm, in Perth

Sylvia’s Plant Place, in Perth

Two Rivers Local Food Basket, in Smiths Falls

2 responses to “Eat Local: Join a CSA!

  1. Hillary and English husband have an organic farm near Rosetta I believe and she is part of CSA, also she sells at the Almonte market. Is she on the list here??? Elizabeth Veninga

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