Yesterday was our first CSA pickup for the 2011 season so all is now right with the world. Greenview Farm has a waiting list for new customers but they are adding acreage next year so this is good time to get on the waiting list, if you're interested.
Moonstone Gardens is another CSA in our area, based at the wonderful Earth Care Farm here in Charlestown.
|Captain Rich Cook|
Like a CSA, the CSF offers a weekly share of seafood that is caught by local fishermen (yes, and women). This CSF was initially oriented toward customers closer to Providence but they are based in Narragansett and they are arranging a pick-up location in Westerly though it isn't mentioned on their CSF page. That location may move closer to us, especially if more people from Charlestown sign up. The website shows that the deadline for signing up is past but they assure us that they are still accepting share purchases. We will be picking up our first share this Friday.
Think about joining a CSA and/or CSF. It would be helping out your neighbors, keeping jobs local and reducing the transportation impact of your food.
Author: Tom Ferrio