Encourage your employees to sign-up for a CSA. CSA is an arrangement between local farms and households. Households pay a fee to the farm, which entitles them to a “share” of the farm’s harvest. Each week, or sometimes every other week, participants pick up a box of fresh foods from the farm. Many farms also offer participants a chance to visit the farm and work off a portion of their share by picking or packing boxes.
CSA shares have caught on in the past few years and are helpful to farms and to individuals who gain access to fresh, healthy foods. You can find farms offering CSA shares in any state at LocalHarvest. Learn more about CSAs by visiting the links below:
- FairShare CSA Coalition – Through education, outreach, community building and resource sharing, FairShare is working to raise the bar on quality and accessibility of CSA shares in our region.
- FRESH Food Connection – FRESH is a cooperatively organized group of Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms in southern Wisconsin.
- Farley Center Farm Incubator – Four farmers are affiliated with the Farley Center this year, offering specialty items and seasonal vegetables. Sign up for produce boxes online here.
- Simply Wisconsin – Offers many different CSA membership packages. Sign-up to receive organic produce, eggs, cheese, pantry items, coffee, and meat.