This time of year here in Northfield we are blessed to have an abundance of produce to use in our daily meals. For many in our community who do not have the ability, space or time to grow their own vegetables, there are CSA's. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and most CSA's sell shares in full or halves. These shares allow them to get cash up front to plant their crops and move through the season with a little less risk. Share holders then get to come to the farm once a week to collect what is being harvested that week. It is a wonderful way to eat what is in season and very fresh.
Along with vegetable CSA's have come others. Eastvold Furniture's family has also been buying a meat and cheese share that delivers wonderful free-range chicken and gourmet goat cheeses. Most recently we also purchased a share in a cider CSA, which has been fun because it is expanding our limited knowledge of craft cider and allowing us to socialize with other community members who are passionate about beer and cider.
Get out and see what local farmers and brewers are doing in our community to see if there is a way that you can support their passions and crafts!
Here is a round of links to our favorite Northfield CSA's: