Thinking Outside the CSA Box

Open Farm Week provides activities for the whole family

If you’re looking for a food source that supports local farmers, offers value prices, and delivers all your produce in one place, Community SuppOFW CSA blogorted Agriculture (CSA) is perfect for you.During Open Farm Week, from August 3rd-9th, you will have the chance to explore outside the CSA box with visits to the farms that grow your fresh goodies. CSAs are a great way to form a direct connection to your farmers. When you join a CSA, you are purchasing a season’s share of the farm’s products, and as a subscription customer you get the chance to know the people who grow your food. CSAs are most popular in the summer, but you can also buy a share from many farms in the fall, winter and spring. CSA members typically pick up their share at the farm each week, but some farms offer delivery or alternative pick-up sites. Shares typically contain a box of the fresh produce that’s in season, but can also include goods such as meats, eggs, and prepared food items. During Open Farm Week, CSAs across the state will host tours and activities, providing a great opportunity to learn more about a nearby CSA or farm. You can head over to The Barn Yard Farm for scavenger hunts and snacks, or visit Berry Creek Farm for craft activities and wood fired pizza from the NOFA-VT pizza oven. Find a CSA program today and find CSA farms participating in Open Farm Week by visiting this google map.