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Friday, April 23, 2010
Join a CSA
After waiting a year and thinking we'd never get into a CSA, we got an email inviting us to the Rutger's CSA this week! Last year we were told that the Rutger's CSA had 400 people on the waiting list! For those of you who don't know what a CSA is, here's a primer. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. In essence, you buy a share of a farmer's crops for the year. The season in our case runs from May through September. We pick up our share of produce from the farm on a weekly basis. Each week brings a different harvest(or more than one harvest). The benefits of such a model include: supporting your local farm, trying lots of new vegetables and herbs that are fresh from the farm and staying healthy by keeping your fridge stocked with lot's of fruits and veggies. In addition, buying from a local CSA means you reduce the ol' carbon footprint. I'll keep you posted as we go along. I'll be looking for new recipes for all the produce!!