Friday, April 1, 2011

Community Supported Agriculture~CSA

Community Supported Agriculture~CSA

Last night we met with our local farmer that grows our produce for the CSA.

This will be our 7th year to support him and his family and reap the harvest of their labor and prayers. I can say that we have always been pleased with our produce and the quality of the veggies continues to improve year after year, not that they were ever bad. Our farmer continues to educate himself and has committed to not use any chemicals on our crops. He is not certified organic but grows organics and uses sustainable methods of farming. I encourage you to check out your local CSA and support them and enjoy the fruit of their labor.

The way ours works is that at the beginning of the season we give our farmer seed money and then for approximately 26 weeks of harvest we get a portion of produce that feeds a family of 4 who eat a primarly plant based diet. We also have access to several other items such as bakery, raw milk, raw milk cheeses, grass fed beef, organic free range chicken, eggs, handmade soaps, fermented drinks and veggies and such. We pick up our produce once a week and any other items we have ordered. The group I belong to also orders from United buying Club once a month and we do a group buy from a local organic produce supplier.

If you are not aware of anything like this near you, call your local health food stores and check out this site Local Harvest, CSA and get involved in your community and support your local farmer!!!
The CSA also offers opportunities to fellowship with like-minded people, whether it is on the topic of health, spirituality or family.  We share infomation on various subjects~from raising children to raising chickens....making new recipes....herbal remedies....we pray for one another....sometimes we pick up and deliver veggies to someone who's is having a conflict in scheduling....the list is endless to how we minister to one another as a community....
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Phil 4:8
Geneva Study Bible

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he
Wesley's Notes
Prov.23:7 So is he - You are not to judge of him by his words, but by the constant temper of his mind.

Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks (Luke 6:45).

What are you thinking about today????  The thoughts we think mold us into the character we display...
If you want to please God and bless those around you....
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Proverbs 4:23

Remember garbage in, garbage out....guard your mind...and the thoughts you think....


  1. I love community gardens. They are awesome- and more are needed.
    Blessings, Debra
    Raw Vegan Diet

  2. I like the new look to the blog!!! Brighter and more eye appealing!!!! :)

  3. Thanks Sam~that is the look I was aiming for!

    Debra~we are already starting to get leafy greens...they just cannot be compared to the store bought...not even the organic store bought...I love them...!!



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