Farmer's markets are becoming increasingly popular with the world slowly evolving towards a healthier lifestyle. But did you know that you can also buy fresh, high quality fruits and vegetables while simultaneously participating in local farm production? CSA (Community Sponsored Agriculture) allows potential buyers and current members to purchase a share of a farmer’s crop each season, allowing that particular farmer to acquire the essential tools to grow and harvest his land while also providing a fail-safe market for his produce.
Upon purchasing a CSA you will recieve a weekly share of freshly picked fruits and vegetables, directly from a local source. While some farms do offer home delivery, it is more common for buyers to pick up their produce at a central location. Of course, purchasing a CSA carries some caution: the fickle weather plays an integral part in agriculture and affects whatever is produced. You might recieve a bounty of goods one season and slim pickings the next. But this can also be considered a perk of purchasing a CSA- the ever growing need to reserach and try out new recipes. Creativity is key in figuring out how to transform all those weekly sweet potatoes into something delectable.