Here's the beauty of a CSA:
- I know that I am supporting a group of small, local farmers who are committed to providing fresh, organic foods.
- I take my 2 1/2 year old twins with me every Saturday morning while my wife stays at home to relax. We get to spend some quality time together and they love opening up the box and saying, "Surprise!" and they try little bites of all the produce we get.
- We cook more at home and include more vegetables in everything we make.
There are also some CSAs that provide their members with other benefits aside from fresh produce. Hazon is a Jewish CSA whose goal is to promote sustainable living and agriculture to the American Jewish community.
Joining a CSA has been a great experience. I feel better about where my food comes from and my family has enjoyed trying new recipes to make use of each week's bounty. My wife and kids will always be my main loves but my CSA has helped develop my love for fresh, locally grown, organic foods.