Five Reasons to Join a CSA for Fall
Everyone knows they should eat local. But when faced with a busy schedule and the convenience of the Publix produce aisle, it can be tough to commit to a locavore lifestyle.
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But that's what CSAs are for. Community Supported Agriculture means someone else does your shopping for you and you're supporting local farmers. Now's the time to get on board with a fall share.
Muriel Olivares and Tiffany Noé are the friendly farmers behind Little River Cooperative CSA. While the program is technically going into its fourth season, this year it's bringing some major changes to the efforts of these local purveyors. The two have officially joined forces, so there's room for new members, more produce, and more pick-up locations.
"This year joining with Tiffany is going to allow us to have more members," says Olivares. "We're expanding the fields, we're going to be growing more food. We've also decided to start buying produce from Verde Organic Farm in Homestead -- they produce really beautiful crops."
Courtesy Tiffany Noé
In addition, they've expanded to two pick up locations: The Upper East Side Farmer's Market on Saturdays and the Grove Green Market on Thursdays. "We'll have a pop-up nursery side to the booth and then a vegetable side to the booth," Olivares said.
And if you need additional incentive, here are five reasons to join their CSA for fall:
5. You'll learn a lot. Think of it as a crash course in local produce.
"A lot of CSA members have their own gardens. They buy plants from us and seek advice," Noé said.