Forget CSAs! (OK, not exactly…) But maybe what we REALLY need are more “victory gardens”!
<< Amid regular rationing of canned food in Britain, a poster campaign (“Plant more in ’44!”) encouraged the planting of Victory Gardens by nearly 20 million Americans. These gardens produced up to 40 percent of all the vegetable produce being consumed nationally. >>
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Driving out of your way to go to your local CSA is probably worse environmentally than buying veggies from California from Whole Foods since you’re gonna be there anyway. No matter the price of gas. It’s about pollution, not money. Maybe this falls apart a little if comparing biodynamic farming practices to mainstream organic?
He says as he ponders whether to sign up for a winter share this year…
“How do you grow over 50 different crops for 500 shareholders who are coming to your farm to pick up 13lbs of vegetables for 24 weeks?
Sounds like a puzzle?
That’s the puzzle we were faced with when we started to manage our CSA and this is the answer we came up with….