If you’re not familiar with Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), it’s definitely something worth familiarizing yourself with. A CSA is basically where you pay a set amount to a local farm, and you then theoretically become a stake holder in the farm’s operations. In return you get a portion of the farm’s harvest each week or every two weeks. Here in San Diego I’m a member of Be Wise Ranch, and I pay $20 (updated 2008) $25 for a box of organic produce every two weeks. It’s the small box, but it’s plenty for me for actually more than the 2 weeks. The farm delivers to a pick up location each week, and it’s up to you to go retrieve your goodies. Each day of the week are different locations, so all of the country ends up getting a chance to have it delivered to their area.
Someone introduced me to them, and it’s been great. So if you’re in San Diego, check them out, if not find one in your own city! Support local organic!
Update 2010: I’ve been getting great organic, local product through the Be Wise CSA for over 5 years, and I love it! I feel like an older timer, and now I’m pretty sure all locations are full with waiting lists! I am so happy that people are finally becoming aware and conscious when it comes to food.
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Originally posted on Wednesday, June 7th, 2006 at 10:55 PM .