Every Wednesday that we’re in town, we post what we picked up from the Tucson CSA. Not this Wednesday, simply because Farmer Frank and his crew are taking a well-deserved two-week break for the holidays. You can be sure that we’re looking forward to next week!
For those who don’t know, joining a CSA (community supported agriculture) creates a contract between you and a local farmer. You provide up-front capital for your shares for a designated period of time, typically 6 or 12 weeks, and the farmer provides you with freshly-grown produce (or other items, depending on the CSA) every week. If a crop does very well, you might receive an abundance, but you also take on some of the risk, so, if a crop does poorly, your share reflects that, too. With the Tucson CSA, we normally get about 7-8 different types of produce each week, and Farmer Frank plants enough variety that we rarely have a dearth of food. If you’re interested in finding a CSA near you, check out Local Harvest. It’s how we found our CSA.