With the warmer weather comes thoughts of fresh fruits and vegetables. If you have ever considered getting involved in CSA now is the time. Here is how it works:
You join a CSA and pay a membership fee—your seasonal “share” of the farm—at the beginning of the growing season (to help the farm at the time it most needs money, for example, to buy and plant crops), and in exchange you get a “share” of everything that is grown on the farm that season.
Below are a couple of links to help you find a CSA in your area.
If you feel that you would not know what to do with all that fresh produce another option is a Food Coop. I am involved with one and pick up in Weehawken. I am e mailed an order form every 2 weeks with a list of what is available — fresh produce, meats, milk and cheese. The produce comes from several different New Jersey farms.
Either program is great in so many ways! It pushes you and your family to try vegetables that you are not so familiar with while supporting local farms.