With cooler weather ahead and a new year about to jump out and catch us all off guard, now is the time to get ahead of something. Food is a huge part of our lives, thankfully, but we put very little thought into the quality of this investment.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has been gaining ground in recent years and the variety of produce, dairy and meat will meet everyones taste. Heres how the theory works.
A CSA is a partnership of mutual commitment between a farm and a community of supporters which provides a direct link between the production and consumption of food. Supporters cover a farm’s yearly operating budget by purchasing a share of the season’s harvest. CSA members make a commitment to support the farm throughout the season, and assume the costs, risks and bounty of growing food along with the farmer or grower.
Members help pay for seeds, water, equipment maintenance, labor, etc. In return, the farm provides, to the best of its ability, a healthy supply of seasonal fresh produce throughout the growing season. Becoming a member creates a responsible relationship between people and the food they eat, the land on which it is grown and those who grow it.
This mutually supportive relationship between local farmers, growers and community members helps create an economically stable farm operation in which members are assured the highest quality produce, often at below retail prices. In return, farmers and growers are guaranteed a reliable market for a diverse selection of crops.
KYV Farm has made the effort to provide examples of what to expect with each harvest along with recipes for the specific produce in their “Whats in your bag this week” section.
With convenient pick-up sites and home delivery, every effort is made to make your participation and consumption of the best quality food easy.