Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
In her post entitled Tantre Farms - Local CSA, Kitchen Chick offers insight into her local CSA. She writes: This year, in an attempt to both reduce our food costs and increase our vegetable consumption I joined a CSA -- Tantre Farm.
"Community Supported Agriculture" (aka CSA) is a member supported farm. You pay a membership (or shareholder) fee, and in return the farm supplies you with seasonal vegetables. In some cases, members also help work the farm.
Wikipedia: Community Supported Agriculture provides a brief description and history of CSA's.
Statewide information on buyers and sellers of Michigan grown farm products and farm-based recreational opportunities is available at MIFFS Michigan's Marketline.
Michigan Food & Farming Systems-MIFFS is a non-profit organization whose purpose if to promote diverse community efforts to sustain food and agricultural systems that improve economic, ecological and social well being.
CSA Farms Michigan can help you locate CSA's in Northwest Michigan as well as provide recipes and farm stand items for sale.
But, the funniest entry we found is this Award Winning Documentary: The Real Dirt on Farmer John. The trailer is a hoot!
# posted by Tami @ 12:03 PM
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