opinion Michele S. Byers Published 2:40 PM EST Mar 1, 2019 Even though it’s winter, it’s time to plan for spring. It’s time to enjoy more daylight, crocuses, returning birds … and signups for CSA farms. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and it’s a great way to put the freshest and tastiest vegetables on your table while keeping local farmers strong. The time to sign up is now! This time of year, farmers have lots of expenses – seeds, supplies and equipment – and not much income. With a CSA, members of the community pay the farmer in the winter and spring in exchange for enjoying the harvest throughout the summer. Here’s how it works: A farmer offers “shares” to the community. Consumers purchase the shares, also known as memberships or subscriptions, and in return get seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season. Nuisance: Sorry Canada geese – Jersey doesn’t love you back Column: A man v. nature fight for cranberry jelly Food: How to buy farm-fresh produce in the winter “It’s really the community’s investment in us that make this whole thing possible,” says Taylor James, owner of the organic Flipside Farm CSA in Bedminster. “For a… Read full this story
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