Saturday, February 11, 2017

How to Get Involved with CSA Day 2017

Are your New Year’s resolutions already in the rearview mirror? If so, you’re not alone, but you still have time to make good on those resolutions. Clarion River Organics is joining other farms from around the country for the third annual CSA Day on February 24, when you can join other like-minded people around the country who are committed to:

  • eating healthful foods and preparing them for their families;
  • supporting their local farmers;
  • being kind to our planet;
  • learning something new; and
  • being adventurous in the kitchen.
According to Small Farm Central’s CSA Farming Annual Report, the most popular time to join a CSA each year is at the end of February. To promote this important time for farmers, CSA Daywas coined, and each year it falls on the last Friday in February. It’s an entire day dedicated to the celebration of community-supported agriculture, and CSA farmers enjoy an influx of sign-ups from members, which gives them revenue when they need it most for the growing season.

Getting food from a CSA is different from going to a farmers market or using a grocery delivery service. As a CSA member, you make a seasonal commitment to a small farmer in your area and the produce is delivered to a pickup spot near you. CSA members take pleasure in knowing where and how their food is grown and in having a relationship with their farmer. 

CSA (community-supported agriculture) is a subscription to a season’s worth of sustainable, locally grown produce that is distributed to members throughout the harvesting season. It is a form of investment that allows small farmers to continue growing on a scale that may not be sustainable without the CSA model. CSA members enjoy the quality of fresh fruits and vegetables for their family, while supporting their local farmer.
How to Get Involved with CSA Day If you would like to celebrate CSA Day and support Clarion River Organics, sign up for a share by February 24 using this link: SIGN UP! uUse the hashtag #CSAday to join the online conversation on social media. Copy and post the graphics from this page or even use one for your profile pics for the month of February. You can also sign up here to stay up to date on news and updates about CSA Day.   To learn more about our CSA go here: ABOUT OUR CSA.