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WHAT'S A CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a food production and distribution system that directly connects farmers and consumers. In short: people buy "shares" of a farm's harvest in advance and then receive a portion of the crops as they're harvested.

IS A CSA RIGHT FOR ME?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscriptions are wonderful way for people to connect with the farmers growing their food. It’s food with a face and a story, and it can change the way you look at food—even make eating a whole new experience. But a CSA is not the only way to support local growers, and it’s not a good fit for everyone. It is worth reading and understanding how our CSA works and really considering whether it’s right for you. Here are some guidelines to help you decide whether or not to sign up for a CSA share: 

 

Yes if...

you are a food lover who enjoys cooking and  trying new recipes

Yes if...

you value local foods & having a relationship with producers

Yes if...

you appreciate high quality veggies but don't mind the occasional oddball or dirt

Yes if...

you are flexible in the kitchen and can plan a meal around items on hand

No if...

you are gone often or rely on pre-made or packaged food for mealtimes

No if...

your motivation is based on  getting a deal more than supporting the farm

No if...

there are more than a few veggies that you or your family won't eat

No if...

you need control over meal planning & only buy groceries you have a plan for

If you decide that a CSA isn't right, consider becoming a regular customer at Farmers Markets! It offers all the same quality and diversity of the fresh local veggies you love, but with more flexibility and choice.

CLICK for more information on the markets that Prairie Roots attends