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What is CSA - Community Share Agriculture

Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) emerged as a transformative concept in the early 1980s, marking a pivotal shift in the relationship between farmers and consumers. These programs, pioneered by farmers or groups thereof, serve as a direct conduit, bridging the gap between producers and those who partake in the bounty of the land. At its core, CSA revolves around the idea of individuals purchasing "shares" of a farm's upcoming harvest, thus establishing a symbiotic connection wherein consumers actively participate in the agricultural process and share in the risks and rewards of farming.

Large Community Share box

In a world inundated with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and pervasive pesticide use, the significance of understanding the origins and cultivation methods of our food cannot be overstated. CSA stands as a beacon of transparency and sustainability, offering consumers a tangible link to the land and fostering a deeper appreciation for the food on their plates.

Fisherville's Finest embarked on its CSA journey in the autumn of 2011, with humble beginnings comprising just six dedicated members. Since then, our CSA community has flourished, boasting over 40 passionate participants who share our commitment to fostering a healthier, more sustainable food system. Spanning from April through Christmas each year, our CSA program encompasses consecutive 10-week sessions, providing members with a continuous supply of farm-fresh goodness.

At Fisherville's Finest, we strive to cater to the diverse needs of our members by offering two box sizes: a smaller option ideal for individuals or couples, and a larger box perfect for families seeking nourishment straight from the earth. Our meticulously curated selection of seasonal vegetables includes an array of delights such as succulent grape tomatoes, robust beefsteak tomatoes, crisp English cucumbers, tender green beans, vibrant lettuce varieties, nutrient-rich kale and spinach, bitter radicchio, aromatic fennel, fragrant green onions, and crunchy celery.

In addition to our bountiful vegetable offerings, we extend the opportunity for our members to enhance their culinary experiences with optional add-ons. For those seeking to elevate their meals with premium protein sources, we provide free-range eggs and GMO-free pasture-raised chicken, ensuring that every aspect of your culinary journey is imbued with quality, sustainability, and ethical sourcing.

As we gear up for our next 10-week CSA share program commencing in April 2019, we extend an invitation to all food enthusiasts, health-conscious individuals, and advocates of sustainable agriculture to join us in our mission. By becoming a member of Fisherville's Finest CSA, you not only gain access to a bounty of organically grown produce each week but also become an integral part of a vibrant community united by a shared passion for wholesome living and ecological stewardship.

If you're ready to embark on a journey of flavour, sustainability, and community, we encourage you to sign up for our CSA program today and experience the unparalleled freshness and vitality that Fisherville's Finest has to offer. Join us as we cultivate a brighter, healthier future—one harvest at a time.


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