Did You Know?
Community Supported Agriculture, commonly referred to as CSA, allows residents to have direct access to fresh, high quality, (some organic) produce grown locally by regional farmers. There are several of these in our community (Swallowtail Farm, The Family Garden, Frog Song Organics, etc.)
When you become a member of a CSA, you're purchasing a seasonal “share” from a farmer in your region, as well as supporting local business. You may get to know area farmers and their practices by visiting farmers markets in our community, asking questions and buying produce from them. In north-central Florida, many farmers allow their fields to rest in summer, replenishing the soil in preparation for fall, winter and spring harvests.
There are several advantages to participation in a CSA:
- Local farmers receive support and are better able to budget and plan for their work and harvest.
- Seasonal food tastes amazing, has farm-fresh flavor, is nutritious and vitamin-packed.
- Exposure to new vegetables, tastes and dishes can contribute to a healthy lifestyle.
- Locals are supporting locals, pouring back into the community in which we live.
ALSO, we are very excited to partner again with Eat the 80 at Saporito. This past March, the sold-out, happy crowd enjoyed wholesome culinary insights and tastings with Chef Miles Burnett, Taste of Gainesville's Iron Chef Competitor 2017. We will keep you posted on this upcoming October event since seating is limited and tickets may go quickly. We are thankful to collaborate with Eat the 80, a top-notch, local company helping many folks live healthier lives.