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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a great way to get more connected to the land and support local farm businesses. Here’s a sample of some of the delicious vegetables you’d enjoy. Photo: Blair Friedeman

What if I told you that you could have farm fresh food delivered every week? What if I told you that food was coming from POST-protected farms? You’d be pretty excited, right?

Well, my friends, it’s possible! We work with a number of farms that participate in “Community Supported Agriculture” (most folks use the acronym “CSA”).

The idea is simple:

  1. Sign up with any of the farms listed below.
  2. Pay a monthly subscription or make an upfront payment.
  3. Receive a box of farm-fresh produce at one of the CSAs delivery locations.
  4. Enjoy delicious, high-quality food grown on farms protected by POST.

Why join? Why support local food?

There are a lot of reasons to join a CSA. Most folks join for the ultra-fresh, locally grown produce. But it’s also a great way to get more connected with the land. Each delivery is an opportunity to learn a bit more about the season and what’s growing on the land. It’s also one of the best ways to support our local farmers and be an active participant in our local food system. Below are a few of the farms we work with that offer CSAs.

Follow the links below to learn more:

Blue House Farm: 

A place that recognizes and nourishes the connection between good food, the natural world and our community.

 

Fifth Crow Farm: 

Grounded in a values-based approach to land stewardship, Fifth Crow Farm is a dynamic and diversified organic farm.

 

Markegard Family Grass-Fed: 

Provides the community with locally raised and processed certified grass-fed beef, lamb, pasture raised pork, chicken and dairy.

 

LeftCoast GrassFed:

Raises 100% grass-fed beef and works to discover and share the benefits of regenerative rangeland management.

 

Pie Ranch: 

A nonprofit organization and organic farm that cultivates a healthy and just food system from seed to table through food education, farmer training and regional partnerships.

 

Potrero Nuevo Farm (U-Pick):

The U-Pick club offers folks an opportunity to experience more intimately the source of their food. From June to November, Club Members harvest their own vegetables, berries, herbs and flowers.

 

                                                                               

Want to learn more about our work protecting local farmland? Click here to hear about our Farmland Futures Initiative, an effort to triple the number of protect farmland acres on the San Mateo Coast.

 

 

About Post

Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. Since its founding in 1977, POST has been responsible for saving more than 78,000 acres as permanently protected land in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. Learn more

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