Author: Dr. Michelle Durkin on 18 April 2017
For the past 5 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 may have spots available:
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, Belleville
Thyme Again Gardens – certified organic, vegetables, beef, pork, lamb, chicken, Prince Edward County
Vickies Veggies – certified organic vegetables, Prince Edward County
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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3 Replies to “Why joining a CSA is good for your health”
Have already paid for a small biweekly box from Earth Haven Farm and am delighted with the prospect of healthy food this summer that supports local agriculture🤗❤️
I have been using Fiddlehead for the past year and it is a great program. They deliver all my vegetables to my doorstep and always have fun recipes and interesting information on how to cook, store and use the vegetables they deliver. They are both a very enthusiastic young couple that love what they do and it comes through in the emails sent and their facebook page used to keep their customers informed!
Hello, can you please update this article with Ten Chances Farm? It looks like you missed them when this article was published. They’re certified organic and deliver to Belleville and the surrounding area. I came across this article when googling “CSA belleville”, so an update might still be useful for those who are looking.