Monday, April 20, 2009

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) & Farmers Markets

One of the best parts of eating healthy and living in Utah is all of the great local produce we have available throughout of the summer and fall months. And while it is not quite summer yet it is time to think about joining a CSA - aka Community Supported Agriculture. By joining a CSA, members basically buy a portion (or share) of a local farm’s harvest for the year. You pay an initial fee in exchange for a weekly box of fresh and seasonal items. Some CSA programs also offer members the chance to work off their share by helping out on the farm. You might pick up your goodies at the farm or a designated pick-up spot (some CSAs even offer home delivery). To learn more about CSA's check out the blog Healthy Eats .

If you are looking for local CSA's check out this link. Click Here.

If a CSA is not for you but you still love the idea of fresh, locally grown produce your in luck because there are great Farmers Markets all throughout the valley. Check out the links below:

SLC Farmers Market @ Pioneer Park

Listing of most of the Utah Farmers Markets

West Jordan Farmers Market
Julie Brown, Events Coordinator (801) 569-5119
Veterans Memorial Park
1985 West 7800 South
July 8 - October 21
Tuesdays 3-7:00 p.m.

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