On Monday, the children and I watched some clips about the food industry of the movie by Food Inc at BulkHerbStore.com You can watch 5 of them here. I purchased the complete Food Inc DVD at Amazon so we could watch the rest of it. The DVD comes with a chance to watch it online at no extra cost.
Here is a teaser trailer:
In the discussion afterwards, the audience suggests joining a CSA, so I went to look it up. What a fantastic idea! If you live in the city and there is not farmers market, there is a wonderful website that lists all the CSA’s around the country at this link.
So what is a CSA? It is Community Supported Agriculture. Here’s how it works:
Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a “membership” or a “subscription”) and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.
This is the first time I have heard of this, so I really don’t know much about it, but I certainly think it is worth looking into and for those who cannot have a garden of their own, it sounds like a good alternative to purchasing from the grocery store.