Community Supported Agriculture becoming more popular
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — A chance to try new food and support local farmers is almost here for another season.
Community supported agriculture or CSA’s give people a chance to buy a share of farmers’ crops.
Each week, participants get a box of fresh fruits and vegetables.
“In the spring time, you’re going to have things like asparagus, rhubarb, maybe some spinach, lettuce, greens, radishes. When you move on through the summer, it’s more of your tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, and in the fall, it’s more like squash, sometimes even brussel sprouts,” said Kyle Zenz, the CSA manager at Old Oak Family Farm.
The average cost for a 20 week season ranges from four to $600.
Anyone interested is encouraged to do some research online, then contact participating farms directly.