Today, I joined a local C.S.A.

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C.S.A. stands for Community Supported Agriculture and typically the farm offers a box of locally grown food each week to share-holders.

7 GREAT reasons to join a Community Supported Agriculture program:

  1. Eat ultra-fresh food (Typically, the farmers will harvest the food within a few hours of pick-up.)
  2. Eat locally (The CSA I am a share holder of is only 2.5 miles from home)
  3. Supporting local businesses and farmers (Boosts local economy)
  4. Promotes generation of healthy soil, and healthy beings.  (When no herbicides, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides are being used, ground water pollution and toxic residues on food are avoided.)
  5. Develop a relationship with the farmer who grows their food and learn more about how food is grown (A simple reminder that food comes from the soil, sun, water, and the skills of the farmer… and not from the grocery store)
  6. Get exposed to new vegetables (What IS mizuna?)
  7. Meals become attuned with the seasons (Each week, share holders receive different vegetables. These items change over the season.)   Examples of a CSA Share by Month, Park City, Utah

The amount written is what share-holders will receive each WEEK.

June

1 pound lettuce or salad mix

1 pound spinach

¼ pound arugula

½ pound mustard greens

1 bunch chives

1 bunch radish


July

1 pound lettuce or salad mix

¼ pound arugula

¾ pound Swiss chard

¾ pound bok choi

1 bunch Marjoram

1 bunch salad turnips

1 bunch gold beets

hardneck garlic

August

¾ pound lettuce or salad mix

½ pound mizuna

¾ pound kale

3 pounds heirloom tomatoes

1 pound zucchini

½ pound cucumber

1 pound green beans

¼ pound sweet basil

1 bunch Italian parsley

hardneck garlic

2 pounds red onion

September

¾ pound lettuce or salad mix

1 pound broccoli raab

½ pound spinach

¼ pound pea shoots

¼ pound sweet basil

2 pounds heirloom tomatoes

1 bunch Chioggia beets

1 pound carrots

3 pounds potatoes

2 pounds onions

hardneck garlic

October

1 pound lettuce or salad mix

1 pound spinach

¾ pound Swiss chard

1 bunch leeks

1 bunch salad turnips

2 pounds onions

3 pounds potatoes

1 bunch cilantro

hardneck garlic

Thanks Edible Wasatch for the awesome list of CSA’s in Utah. 
Find one nearest to you and become a share holder of a CSA today!
Look for these farms and growers at your Local Farmers Market this seasons as well!


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