My wife, children and I have just joined a Community Supported Agriculture movement. We are very
optimistic that this will benefit us in many ways. I wanted to tell you all about it. CSA is a mutually beneficial
relationship where the support of a community of members enables farmers to devote their energies to sustainable
farming practices which in turn provide members with safe, nutritious, fresh produce. Thousands of families in
the US pledge their support for local CSA farms in exchange for a weekly portion of the farm's harvest. By
providing most of the financial support before the season begins, members express their commitment to share the
risk of poor harvests and enjoy the surplus of abundant harvests. This consumer support frees farmers from the
burden of debt while providing the nourishing food we all need. CSA is fast becoming an alternative to factory
farming, over-reliance on chemicals and pesticides, the loss of fertile agricultural land, and the pollution and
waste that come when our food is shipped thousands of miles to reach us.
For a cost of $380 and a minimum of 5 hours of our time we will receive the following:
Our local CSA is called Earthome. I am sure CSA's are located throughout the country. Now is the time to find
out and join. It is a solution that will be beneficial to all of us and get us more in touch with the land. If the
drought occurs this summer, small local community farms have a much better chance of yielding crops. My wife
and I feel much more secure knowing we have our garden and a local farm to work with this summer. We also
feel the kids will have a great time this summer being around a farm.
Offered by David.