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CSA : Community Shared Agriculture

The term Community Shared Agriculture was coined in the early 1980s.  These programs run by farmers or a group of farmers are a way to directly connect the producers with the consumers.  In short: people buy “shares” of a farm’s harvest in advance and then receive a portion of the crops as they’re harvested.  Knowing where your food comes from and how it is grown is so important in a world where GMOs and toxic pesticides are common place.   Fisherville’s Finest started their CSA program in the fall of 2011 with only 6 members.  We now have over 40 members and run consecutive 10 week sessions from April until Christmas each year.  We offer 2 box sizes; small for 1 or 2 people and large for a family.  Our members enjoy the various veggies we grow including grape tomatoes, beef tomatoes, English cucumbers, green beans, lettuce, kale, spinach, radicchio, fennel, green onions, celery etc.   We also offer at an extra cost free range eggs and GMO free pasture raised chicken.  We will be starting our next 10 week CSA share program April 2019. If you are interested in getting fresh organically grown produce each week you can contact me at fishervillegreenhouses@hotmail.com for pricing and to sign up.

 

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