By Matt Dolkas,
Content Marketing Manager
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Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) is a great way to get more connected to the land and support our 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.

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.

Now is a great time to sign up too! Here are a few of the farms we work with that offer CSAs. Follow these links 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 Grass: 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.

                                                                               

Before you go, there’s one more thing I wanted to mention. Have you heard about our Farmland Futures Initiative (FFI)? With FFI, we’re working to raise $25 million in order to triple the amount of protected farmland acreage and triple the number of protected farms on the San Mateo Coast within ten years.

I thought you might be curious. Watch the video below or visit this page of our website to learn more. And if you have questions, feel free to reach out: post (at) openspacetrust.org

 

 

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About Post

Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) protects and cares for open space, farms and parkland in and around Silicon Valley. Since its founding in 1977, POST has been responsible for saving more than 75,000 acres as permanently protected land in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.

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