Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Farmpark Farmers' Market offers Community Supported Agriculture Shares

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) allows a consumer to buy fresh, local food directly from a farmer. The food is sold in shares before the growing season arrives and picked up at a designated location weekly. This arrangement allows the consumer to have a personal relationship with the person who raises their food. Choice of a CSA is usually guided by the amount of food needed and the growing practices of the individual farmer. For example, choices could be certified organic, naturally grown and conventional. The consumer needs to keep in mind that selection of the produce is related to the weather and growing conditions of the season.

Three farmers are offering CSA shares to be picked up at the Lake Metroparks Farmpark Farmers’ Market during the 2011 season. The market is located at 8800 Euclid Chardon Road on Wednesdays between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m.

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