It’s the New Year and most folks are looking for ways to eat healthier in 2016. A great way to help with this is to sign up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program.
The basic idea of a CSA is that a farmer grows for a group of members who have purchased “shares” in the harvest. Members pay at the beginning of the season, when the farmer needs the money most for seeds and planting materials and tools. When the crops start coming in June, the farmer delivers a weekly (or bi-weekly as is the case with Bracco Farms) assortment of vegetables, herbs and some fruit. This isn’t a co-op, there aren’t wholesalers or distributors. All of your food dollars go to the person who is growing it.
I joined the Bracco CSA in 2014 and what I’ve enjoyed the most:
- Healthy products I know are good for me.
- Variety of products that pushed me to try new recipes and new preparations.
- Surprises in my box every time I picked up – new things as the seasoned progressed.
- Restaurant-cool things like edible flowers and micro greens.
New for 2016:
- Larger shares
- More variety including many gourmet and heirloom produce items
- Artisan bread as an optional add-on
A few facts about the Bracco Farms CSA Program:
- Bracco Farms only sells what it grows.
- Bracco Farms only uses Non-GMO seed from safe-seed pledge sources.
- Bracco Farms never uses herbicides (weed killer) or pesticides.
- Bracco Farms doesn’t use any type of fungicide, insecticide or any other type of chemical.
- Bracco Farms doesn’t use any type of fertilizer, nor any type of artificial irrigation, nor any type of tomato hormone.
- Bracco Farms hand-cultivates its wonderful weeds!
- Bracco Farms never supplements its CSA with outside produce.
Get to know your farmer (a trip up to Pine Island, NY is a complete must!) and support sustainable, local agriculture.
If you want to experience the organically-grown, beautiful produce grown at Bracco at your homes, sign up TODAY.