CSA Sign-up Time
Except for the lengthening days, there are scant signs of Spring outside: the thermometer is still in the single digits (or lower), and yesterday’s sunny Ground Hog’s day is supposed to herald six more weeks of Winter (if only!).
But, that doesn’t mean people’s attention isn’t looking ahead to Spring or even Summer.
On my block, many of my neighbors are deciding which CSA (“Community Supported Agriculture”) to sign up with, and whether to get a full or half share.
If you’re not familiar with CSA shares, they entitle consumers to a percentage of a local farm’s harvest for an upfront payment of $400 – $800. For the CSA, selling shares is a way to lock in customers — and help finance that year’s output.
My family has narrowed it down to “La Finca” or “Easy Bean Farm” — both established CSA’s with excellent reputations.