As we gear up for spring, flowers and plants won’t be the only thing that will be in full bloom soon. One of my personal favorite parts of spring and summer are the reopening of farmers markets across the state. If you live in Southern New England and are wondering where to find info on local farms and markets near you, www.farmfresh.org is a fantastic resource. Just type in your zip code and an interactive map will appear with a listing of all the farms, stands and markets available in your area as well as when they open and their hours of operation.
Community supported agriculture is another great way to ensure you and your family have fresh produce all season long. Also known as a CSA, community supported agriculture is a prepaid subscription to a farm’s produce for the season. Most CSAs give shareholders a weekly supply of veggies, herbs, fruits and sometimes even eggs and meat. You know it’s fresh and you get to meet the farm and people who grew your food. The prepaid CSA arrangements also makes it a source of financial security for the farmer. Some CSAs also incorporate farm workdays for shareholders for those interested in getting their hands dirty.
Most farmers markets in the Northeast start in May – t-minus 1 month to go!
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