Farm and Garden

Join a CSA!

In this wonderful video, produced by us last spring, Farmer Marty explains how and why to join his CSA.

The idea of the C(ommunity) S(upported) A(griculture) was born in Japan where the movement is called Face of the Farmer, basically meaning eaters should know the farmer who grows their food. I’m trying to maintain a small CSA so I can get to know all my eaters. I think we should be friends and that’s how I think about it, I am growing for my friends (and a couple of my favorite restaurants).

The part I don’t like so much, but that really makes this thing work is the paying up front. This helps me buy some of the much needed supplies like seeds. It also helps us be more connected to the seasons.

In the early southern Utah spring, my great grandmother put all the family seeds in the ground. These seeds promised a day they could eat something besides beans, canned venison and sun dried apple chips. It’s all they had and if the seeds didn’t grow they may not survive the next winter.

Luckily we aren’t going to starve but we can feel something like an investment in our future nourishment by being connected to our farmers. We all hope for rain in April so we can have salad in May and sweet sweet raspberries to follow……

City Gardens 2011 CSA

Two 8 week seasons; Spring and Summer.
$50 deposit secures your share.
$225 per 8 week season
Each week you will receive a large bag of my seasonal, organic produce. As usual, extras of whatever is in abundance.

Spring: salad greens, kale, arugula, collard greens, strawberries swiss chard, beets, parsley, radishes, green garlic, new potatoes, kohlrabi…

Summer: Potatoes, onions, garlic, basil, tomatoes, green beans, eggplant, carrots, peppers, peaches, raspberries, summer squash…

Farmer Marty

Global Gardens CSA

Katie works with a CSA made up of refugee growers.  All of the information about their CSA is at the Global
Gardens Website.


2 thoughts on “Join a CSA!

  1. Thanks for this post. The idea of Global Gardens is catching on quickly and I’m impressed by it. What a wonderful way for refugees to put their skills into action in a way that builds a meaningful business.

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