Are your New Year’s resolutions already in the rearview mirror? If so, you still have time to make good on those promises! Grow Ohio Valley is pleased to join other farms around the country in celebrating the third annual CSA Day on February 24. You can join like-minded people who are committed to:
- eating and preparing healthy foods for their families;
- being kind to our planet;
- learning something new;
- being adventurous in the kitchen
- strengthening the local economy;
- supporting local farmers; and
- creating a community of people who care!
A CSA (community-supported agriculture) membership is a season’s share of delicious, locally grown produce distributed to members throughout the harvesting season. This investment allows small farmers to continue growing on a scale that may not be sustainable without the CSA model. CSA members enjoy quality fresh fruits and vegetables for their family while supporting local farmers, leading to a healthier, more food-secure community.
“CSA shares provide a foundation for local agriculture. It’s more than healthy eating and a source of funding for farmers. It creates a sense of belonging among like-minded people who care about their community.”
According to Small Farm Central’s CSA Farming Annual Report, the most popular time to join a CSA each year is at the end of February. To promote this important time for farmers, CSA Day was coined, and each year it falls on the last Friday in February. It’s an entire day dedicated to the celebration of community-supported agriculture, and CSA farmers enjoy an influx of sign-ups from members, which gives them revenue when they need it most for the growing season.
Grow OV has 100 shares available for their 15-week organic, locally-grown CSA. Eligible families and individuals using SNAP or food stamps receive half off the cost of a subscription and can pay monthly. Each share feeds a family of 4 and costs $450 ($225 for SNAP/Food stamp shoppers – limited availability). You can sign up online or call (304) 233.4769.