This fall is my very first season as a CSA shareholder and I am SO excited. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. In a CSA agreement, community members purchase a “share” of the farm or garden’s produce for the year and in turn receive a box or bag of fresh goodies each week. There are many different farms that participate in CSA programs and there are pickup locations all over, even in cities. CSAs are a great way to get more fresh fruits and veggies into your diet and to reduce your environmental impact by eating food that comes from closer to home. Check out https://www.localharvest.org/csa/ to find CSA near you. My roommates and I purchased a student share from The Common Ground Garden that is located right on our campus and serves the St. Joseph and St. Cloud community. We are so blessed to be nourished by the fresh food, and how much more locally grown can you get?!
Friday night the Common Ground Garden fed us in another way than just fresh veggies. The garden’s latest commodity is pizzas made from ingredients straight from harvest and fired in it’s new mobile wood-fired pizza oven. We made it a roomie outing to head to the St. Joe Farmer’s market in support. It was AWESOME.