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What is Community Supported Agriculture?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way for citizens to directly support farming and farmers in their communities. Members purchase a share of a farm’s produce for the growing season. These shareholders pay their money upfront and in return typically receive a weekly delivery of what is in season at their local farm. The benefits of reduced transportation costs, having a varied local diet, and a direct positive impact on communities are some of the benefits of participating in this process.

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Highlighted CSAs

Youth Garden Project – Community Supported Agriculture
Moab
Live and Thrive
Holladay
Tagge’s Famous Fruit
Perry
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Upcoming Event

Support Local Farmers—

Three Farm Tour and Dinner

Thursday, August 21, 2014

4:00pm to 7:30pm

2014 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farm Tour and Dinner

Farm sites visited include: Urban Farm & Feed, Petersen Family Farm and Adam's Heirlooms

Participants will take a guided bus tour to three local CSA farm sites.  They will learn about growing produce in Utah and be able to talk with farmers while viewing their operations. The tour will conclude with a delectable dinner made from local food items.

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There is a minimal fee of $10 to cover the food expense.


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Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food

Members that participate in Community Supported Agriculture have an opportunity to talk with the farmer and visit their farm to see how their produce is grown. Many CSA farms allow shareholders to get involved in a variety of field events and gain an understanding of what is involved in growing their food in a way that is often consistent with their values. This active dialogue can increase the quality of the experience of buying and eating fruits and vegetables produced in the ecosystem you live.

Buy Local

There many tangible and intangible benefits associated with buying local products in your local Utah community. Spending your money on locally produced goods and services keeps the community economically viable. Just like the unique character of each CSA farm, economies also benefit from the local flavor of these small businesses. Buying local conserves natural resources, reliance on fossil fuels is greatly reduced due to less shipping requirements. CSA farms do their part to protect the environment, most of these operations incorporate organic or natural methods that work in harmony with nature.

Eat Fresh

The closer you are to your food supply, the shorter the distance it travels to your table and increases the quality and flavor of your favorite fruits, veggies, and other products you enjoy. Eating fresh local produce helps consumers understand how their food is grown. These typically small local farms help preserve the genetic diversity that larger centralized farms cannot. 

 

 

 

 

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