CSA member Emily Landsman, the driving force behind the Rhodes Hill group site, is a small-scale urban farmer who chronicles her agricultural experiences at roofgardengal.com. Emily’s acreage is limited, so she supplements her own production with a CSA share, and last season she posted some thoughts about integrating our produce with her own.
Our thanks to Emily for sharing this post with us.
By Emily Landsman
For years I’ve wanted to join a CSA, or community supported agriculture. Basically you help support the farm by paying a lump sum in the spring for weekly deliveries of fruit and veg through the summer and fall. Some may also include the options of meat, eggs, or dairy. This year I was finally able to sign up because I had convinced enough of my neighbors to join as well. We have a group drop off spot in our building, and every Wednesday morning, nine of us get a delivery of fresh, local produce from Great Country Farms in Bluemont, VA. They use organic and sustainable practices in their farming.
Read more here.
We’d like this blog to serve as a gathering space for people who live too far from the farm to ride the wagon up to the brewery with the orchards close for the day, so if you have your own CSA /fresh food chronicle to share, please join us here. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll open the door for you.