What is a CSA and Why I love them

Last week, I collected the veggies from my garden.  Count them…..two sugar snap peas and three tomatoes.  I ate them slowly and savored every bite.


We do try to have a small garden.  We manage to grow enough mint and rosemary to put it into every dish.  However, that just wasn’t cutting it!  I want fresh veggies.  A friend recently told me about a CSA in our community.  I had done a little research in the past about the local CSA’s in my area but didn’t pursue it further.

Today I received my first box.  As soon as I posted this picture on  Facebook, a question and answer session began!

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So….what is a CSA?

CSA stands for community supported agriculture.  What does that mean?

It means that you pledge to support a local farmer’s business by buying his produce throughout the season.

Some CSA’s require that members work some hours each month on the farm. Others do not.  That’s the one I chose. 😉

I just get all happy knowing the my food that is on my table tonight was grown and picked by a local farmer and that by purchasing it, I have also helped that family.

If you’d like to find a CSA in your area, I think this post from the Department of Agriculture will help you to get started on your search.

Now the next question: What ever will I do with all those peppers?