What is CSA Recipes?

“What is a CSA”?

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.┬áCommunity supported agriculture definition “a system in which a farm operation is supported by shareholders within the community who share both the benefits and risks of food production.”

From LocalHarvest.com :

Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a “membership” or a “subscription”) and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.

Why join a CSA?

We are a middle class family of 8 living in Maryland. We decided to be part of a CSA for multiple reasons:

  • Buying from a local food source supports our local economy
  • Buying local cuts down on pollution
  • Organically grown local food tastes better then the frozen trucked in produce at your local super market
  • Forces our family to eat better because we have already invested in the food
  • Learn new things to cook

Why CSA Recipes?

Being a full time web designer and web developer for CM3 Solutions I found it hard to find recipes for some on the produce we are getting from our CSA. Creating a central place for us, as well as other CSA members across the world, to share recipes seemed like the obvious thing to do. If you are a member of a CSA and have a great recipe, please send it to us at info@csarecipes.com. We will post it, give you credit, and even link to your local CSA.

What is the goal of this site?

This site has two goals in mind:

  • A central place for good tasting recipes for people who participate in a CSA
  • Promote CSAs and their members throughout the country and the world

Let’s start eating!

 

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