Today is National CSA Sign-up Day!
As February 28th was the most common sign up date for CSA’a across the country last year it is appropriate that this day should be National CSA Sign Up Day. Spring is just around the corner and the veggies, along with other goodies from eggs and meat to wool, will be available to those who take advantage to what CSAs have to offer!
CSAs or Community Supported Agriculture has grown in popularity since they were introduced in the 1980’s. They provide a way for small farmers to make a living, doing what they love to do, and a way to connect people with agriculture on a very personal level.
According to a press release put out by Small Farm Central:
“February 28th was chosen as National CSA Sign-up Day because this day is the most popular day to sign up for CSA shares according to the 2014 CSA Farming Report. Buying a CSA share in late winter is important because farmers are making the capital investments for this year’s harvest now and the CSA model means they do not need to finance these costs with costly credit.”
Since it is deep in the throes of winter, February is also a great time to start thinking about all of the summer produce, the tomatoes, lettuce, swiss chard, pepper, and much more that will be coming in the CSA shares in the coming months!
If you haven’t done so, check out The Local Beet’s 2015 Local Beet List of Community Supported Agriculture Farms and sign up today!
Small Farm Central’s CSA page: