Author: Dr. Michelle Durkin on 21 January 2020
For the past 8 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!
If you sign up with Fiddlehead Farms you can use my name as a referral.
Earth Haven Farm CSA – certified organic; vegetables, beef, eggs, Tweed
Eva Mae Farm CSA – Brighton
Fiddlehead Farm CSA – Prince Edward County – this is the CSA that I use; pick-up is at the Belleville Farmer’s market; they also have the option of a winter food box; if you would like to use the same one please use the following link: Dr. Durkin’s CSA
Green Wheel Urban Farm – Belleville
Sparrow Valley Farm – Roslin
Melrose Market Garden – Melrose
Thyme Again Gardens – certified organic, vegetables, beef, pork, lamb, chicken, 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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2 Replies to “Why this is your year to use a CSA”
Dear Dr. Durkin,
I really enjoy reading your posts and am always learning from them. I wondered if you would be willing to do a post about what’s in your pantry/fridge? Perhaps you’ve already done one like this, and could refer me to an archive.
Great idea Claudia! I will put that on my list of upcoming topics.