CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, refers to a network of individuals who have pledged to support a local farm(s), with growers and consumers sharing the risks and benefits of food production.
CSA members pay at the onset of the growing season for a share of the anticipated harvest; once harvesting begins, they receive weekly shares of vegetables and fruit, and also sometimes herbs, cut flowers, honey, eggs, dairy products and meat, as well.
I’m sold. We signed up. I don’t have a green thumb. I failed at growing green beans last year, miserably. So this year I am leaving it to the experts. I came across Riverbound Farms on Facebook, and so happy I did! Riverbound Farms is located 9 miles south of Mandan and they produce over 30 different types of vegetables and fruit for their CSA. Motivated by all of our healthy cooking we’ve been doing over the past six months we have grown to love raw vegetables and fruit. Or maybe I should just speak for myself, but Garrett liked the CSA idea as well.
We will receive a box of produce every Wednesday from June-December. What sold me is that we get to choose what we want in our box. I’ve never participated in a CSA before but know others who have. They were just given a box of produce and not allowed to choose. The option to choose makes it ever better in my mind.
I am super duper excited to cook with my locally-grown produce and fresh veggies that were pulled from the ground just days before, or maybe even hours.
If you are interested in learning more about Riverbound Farms and their CSA, check out their website www.riverboundfarm.com. They have all the pricing info and details.
And if you sign up, be sure to tell them Brianna from Don’t Eat Crap sent you! I am so excited for June to roll around so I can start enjoying the fresh harvest from Riverbound Farm, oh and getting married too.
Not from Mandan and want to find your local CSA? Visit www.localharvest.org
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