Wednesday, April 11, 2012

CSAs for Healthy Choices

Did you see the great article in the Gazette this past Sunday about our community reads project? You can read it by clicking here: Linn Area Reads Focuses on "Factory Farms." We are very excited about this weekend's panel discussion and hope you all will come to hear all sides of this compelling story.

Have you and your family ever considered joining a CSA? Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a  relationship of mutual support and commitment between local farmers and community members who pay the farmer an annual membership fee to cover the production costs of the farm. In turn, members receive a
weekly share of the harvest during the local growing season.

We have a lot of local options and this is a great way to get fresh foods and for the opportunity to try new things you might not otherwise purchase!

Check out the 2012 guide to CSAs in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area, Local Food Connections, and ratings of CSAs based on the amount of organic food they offer.

It's not hard to eat healthy and locally -- just explore a few of these fun resources and in no time, you'll be discovering a whole new world of tasty foods, without even visiting your local supermarket.

Have fun!

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