From the The Land Stewardship Project:
Spring is just around the corner and eaters in Minnesota and western Wisconsin who want to receive fresh, sustainably-produced food on a weekly basis during the 2012 growing season can reserve a share in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm today. The Land Stewardship Project’s 2012 Twin Cities, Minnesota & Western Wisconsin Region CSA Farm Directory provides detailed information on over 80 farms that deliver to locations in the region.
For a free copy, visit www.landstewardshipproject.org/csa.html or call 612-722-6377. Free paper copies are also available at the Land Stewardship Project's South Minneapolis office, 821 E. 35th St., Suite 200.
Community Supported Agriculture is an arrangement where consumers make a "culinary connection to the land" by buying shares in a farming operation on an annual basis. In return, the farmers provide a weekly supply of fresh, natural produce throughout the growing season (approximately June to October). Most of the farms focus exclusively on fresh produce, although a few also offer shares for other food items such as meat.
Subscriptions are often sold out by early spring, so shares should be reserved early. The details of the share arrangements such as how much and what kind of food is offered vary from farm-to-farm.
CSA VIDEO: Ever wonder what it's like to belong to a CSA farm? Check out this new three-minute video by Larry Schmidt and Katy Podolinsky: Community Supported Agriculture: What to expect when you join a farm.