Dear Readers, especially CSA owners and farmers:
You would not believe how many requests I get for CSA information. This year, I totally slacked on getting together my yearly CSA list together, but now that I know I have lots of readers who own CSAs and use them from various farms, I have a big list from which to pull.
As a group, I would like to compile a list of all of the CSAs available in the Central Ohio area. I would also like to include what you have received in your CSA - not every single thing, but an overview - how many you think it will feed, how you've used it, what you liked, etc.
If you are a farmer, please let me know if your farm has a CSA and the details as well as website/contact info that you don't mind if I put on my website.
This will be a sort of Zagat-style review format. I will gather info and update it as we go along.
What is a CSA? You might be asking. CSA stands for Community Supporte Agriculture. You invest in a farm in the winter - plan to spend around $500 - and receive produce for the entire growing season. You will pick up your produce somewhere - usually a farm market, but sometimes at a veg co-op. Although the initial investment might seem big, it averages out to be pretty reasonable for knowing you will always have fresh produce.
You are also supporting your local food system and economy and giving the farmer a chance to earn money up front to invest in the year's crop.
So, please email to let me know all about your CSA!