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It’s Time to Plan for Fresh Veggies

It’s Time to Plan for Fresh Veggies

It’s that time of year again when the cold weather slowly (ever so slowly this year) starts to fade and thoughts turn to warmer days and fresh vegetables. For many of you this may mean it’s time to plan the garden and maybe try a new variety of heirloom tomatoes. For others, who don’t have the room, time, or the green thumb, now is a good time to consider joining a local CSA — Community Supported Agriculture.

There are many advantages of joining a CSA including the opportunity to try new vegetables that you may never have tasted before (ever cook beet greens or use a tomatillo?). Some CSA’s offer half shares or working shares for those who may not be able to afford the full cost of a share, but other ways to make it more cost effective include sharing the shares with neighbors or other family members.

But what’s so great about a CSA? Check out some of our stories here on our site about the advantages:

How Far Does Your Tomato Travel

Who Needs Community Supported Agriculutre?

What it Community Supported Agriculture?

And here’s a link to help you find one in your area. Local Harvest

Are you a member of a CSA? Tell us where you like to get your fresh, tasty vegetables.

1 comment

1 Karl Prickett { 03.23.14 at 3:57 pm }

When is it a good time to plant tomatoes and peppers

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