Friday, April 18, 2008

A Hot Date

I got a Hot Date with the Hubs today.

We are going to the 2nd Street Market in Dayton. They are having their Springtime at the Market Celebration. There are introducing a new Organic Growers Group in the Area. I want to pick up some information on their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). They will handing out Tree seedlings too!

What is a CSA you might ask?
Many farms offer produce subscriptions, where buyers receive a weekly or monthly basket of produce, flowers, fruits, eggs, milk, coffee, or any sort of different farm products.
A CSA, (for Community Supported Agriculture) is a way for the food buying public to create a relationship with a farm and to receive a weekly basket of produce. By making a financial commitment to a farm, people become "members" (or "shareholders," or "subscribers") of the CSA. Most CSA farmers prefer that members pay for the season up-front, but some farmers will accept weekly or monthly payments. Some CSAs also require that members work a small number of hours on the farm during the growing season.
A CSA season typically runs from late spring through early fall. The number of CSAs in the United States was estimated at 50 in 1990, and has since grown to over 1000.
If you want more info on CSA's visit:

If you want more information on the 2nd Street Market visit:


ilex said...

Join the CSA! You won't regret it. If nothing else, it's a great way to try new recipes- like when you get your weekly box and it's full of asian greens and root vegetables and weird squash and you say to yourself, "Self, what on earth do I do with these things?" CSAs are the best thing to happen to food since kitchen gardens.

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Kitty said...

wow, that's great.
let us know what you think. I hope it's something that can work. Sounds like a win-win relationship.