I know it is the dead of winter. The snow here in Colorado refuses to melt. Despite the fact summer feels a long way off, it is time to start thinking ahead to fresh, delicious summer produce.
- What’s a CSA? Community Supported Agriculture is a system in which you purchase a share in a harvest. Payment is made before the season starts so the farm can plan it’s operating budget. Then, each week during the summer, you are rewarded with a share of the harvest.
- Find the CSA Right for You. With the rise in popularity of CSAs, chances are you can find a program right for you. A CSA no longer means just buying a share of veggies. Shares of artisan bread, organic eggs, fruit, artisan cheese, and even mushrooms are being offered. Some programs deliver to your door while others have drop off locations.
- Save Money by Buying a Working Share. Most CSA programs offer a discount to members who are willing to spend some time working on the farm. Each program has its own requirements, so be sure that it is truly something that you can fit into your schedule. However, if you are willing to pull a few weeds, you will be rewarded with produce at a discount!
- Why Join Now? Do a little research on CSA’s in your area, and you will probably find that by investing early, you are rewarded with a discount. Add that discount to a working share discount and you could be saving hundreds on your summer produce bill!
- Price still too steep? Consider splitting it with a friend!
Are you a Colorado reader? Grant Family Farms is offering 10% off if you join before the end of the year.*
*I am not affiliated with nor am I being compensated by Grant Family Farms. I’m just a believer in supporting CSA and Grant Family Farms has drop off locations across the state.