The Time to Reserve Your Share is Now
Spring will soon crawl out of hibernation. This brings fresh regional produce to mind. Indeed, it's the ideal time to reserve your local farm share. Youâ€™ll recall that CSAâ€™s (Community Supported Agriculture) rely on early reservations to determine not only what they plant, but also how much. Implied in that statement is the fact that members directly influence what is planted. Whether youâ€™re strictly looking for veggies, or are interested in herbs and flowers, fruit, or even eggs, you'll find it at one of the CSAâ€™s listed below.
Good Food Farm: A scenic drive out to North Java is all the more rewarding on the way back with a trunk full of vegetables, all natural, pasture raised chickens, eggs and even organic milk. Read more.
Native Offerings: Native Offerings provides many different options. There are a variety of shares and sizes including fruit shares, vegetable shares, beef shares, and pork shares. They also have distribution in the city which is a definite bonus. Read more.
The Promised Land CSA: The Oles' farm is just a short drive out to Alden to retrieve fruits, veggies, flowers, and herbs. Better yet, buddy up with a neighbor and alternate weeks. Read more.
Porter Farms: They may be furthest away, but Porter Farms has been organically farming longer than any of the other CSA's listed here, and they have also functioned as a CSA the longest. Buffaloâ€™s CSA members take turns driving out to Elba and bringing back all the shares. Read more.
Thorpeâ€™s Organic Family Farm: Easily accessible in East Aurora, Thorpeâ€™s Organic Family Farm has vegetable shares, fruit shares, certified organic poultry, and organically raised beef and pork. Read more.
This past autumn Buffalo Rising brought you loads of information on organic farming, local produce, and CSAâ€™s. If you still have one on hand, please reference the October 2007 issue of BRM or search BRO for specifics. And be sure to sign up with one of these wonderful local farms to receive incredibly fresh, naturally raised products.