Author: Dr. Michelle Durkin on 30 January 2018
For the past 6 years I have used a CSA. I even consider them to be part of my health care team. I also promote CSA’s to my patients. So if you don’t know what they are, it’s time to be in the know!
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. When you sign up, you are buying a share of that farm’s crops in return for a weekly delivery of fresh, local, and often organic, vegetables.
Here are 5 reasons I think everyone should buy a CSA:
So, where can you find a CSA in our area?
Check out this list of local farmers that you can inquire with. There are only a limited number of spots available with each farm. This is the time of year when they start doing their signups so don’t miss out!
Earth Haven Farm CSA – certified organic; vegetables, beef, eggs, Tweed
Eva Mae Farm CSA – Brighton
Fiddlehead Farm CSA – Prince Edward County
Green Wheel Urban Farm – Belleville
Melrose Market Garden – Melrose, no Belleville pick-up this year
Thyme Again Gardens – certified organic, vegetables, beef, pork, lamb, chicken, Prince Edward County
Vickies Veggies – certified organic vegetables, Prince Edward County
Ten Chances Farm – certified organic vegetables, Ivanhoe
Now I would love to hear from you? Have you used a CSA before? If there is someone not on this list that you think should be please let us know. Leave a comment below and I’ll be back next week with another edition of Doctor as Teacher Tuesday.
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4 Replies to “5 reasons a CSA is good for your health”
I have used a number of these CSA farmers and love it! Most will deliver right to your door. I love knowing where my product is coming from and definitely I believe it is the best choice when the goal is eating as healthy as possible. I love supporting their business, being a business owner myself it is our customers that keep our businesses successful and serving our community.
Thank you for the information. I never heard of CSA. How do we sign up?
Many of the farms will have information on their websites on how to sign up. If not, you can always do it the old fashion way and call them.