Virtual CSA Box: What’s in Your Box?
While many of the Western states have been enjoying CSA produce boxes since late winter, most of us Easterners are just getting the first CSA boxes of the season.
What’s a CSA box? Community Supported Agriculture lets city-dwellers participate in the life cycles of a farm, essentially becoming shareholders in the farm’s success (or failure) and receiving weekly boxes of seasonal, local produce in return for their dues – and sweat equity. Many farms either require or request that shareholders come and help with farm work at least once or twice. This is a great opportunity to be a little more involved with the food chain – and great for kids, too!
So, as the summer CSA season kicks off, we ask – are you getting a CSA box? And from where?
Is anyone still looking for a CSA to join? And most importantly – what’s coming in your box this week?
(Image credit: Madison Area Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Coalition)