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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
CSA Day is this Friday!
Contest to win $250 towards your CSA / farm share!
It is CSA Day this Friday -- the perfect time to buy your farm share for the 2019 season!
To celebrate, we are running a contest! The winner will receive $250 towards their CSA / farm share. To enter:
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), or farm share, is a simple concept. A consumer buys a membership with a farm and gets a "share" of products from that farm throughout the growing season.
Since the first CSA farms started in the United States at two farms in Massachusetts in 1986, this model has been wildly successful with many thousands of CSA farms in the United States, Canada, and spreading to the rest of the world.
CSA / farm share is a vital piece of the local food economy because it allows small and medium scale farmers to compete against the traditional food system by guaranteeing a market for their crops.
CSA / farm share is good for consumers too because it is the best way to form a relationship with a local farm and get the freshest, healthiest, and tastiest food into the kitchen.
Whether you care about the viability of local farms, land use, environmental issues like the long distance that food travels in the traditional food system, or you just want to eat well.. you should be in a CSA program.
Here at Harvie we are doing our part too by making CSA programs more customer friendly in the age of Amazon Prime, Blue Apron, and the plethora of other food buying options you have -- customizable shares (never want beets, never get them!), low up-front cost payment plans, scheduling around vacations, and recipes for the products you get each week. We want to make it easy, fun and tasty for you to support your local farm!
Five years ago, I ordained the last Friday in February as "National CSA Sign-up Day" (since shortened to CSA Day) because, based on our data, it is the most popular day of the year to sign up for a CSA / farm share. More info at http://csaday.info/.
So this week, if you have not already, join your local farm's CSA / farm share program and make a promise to your farmer and yourself that you will buy healthy, fresh local food throughout the growing season.