The convenience of a home grocery delivery program is growing in popularity. Utah is full of a plethora of options, from buying in bulk to out-of-state discounted produce - yet few are aware of the Community Supported Agriculture, commonly known as CSA programs.
Utah’s Own encourages individuals to build relationships with those farmers and companies who grow or make their food.
CSA harvest share programs provide a one-on-one relationship between the consumer and the farmer, that Utah's Own seeks to build. Participants of the harvest share pay an up front fee to the farmer at the beginning of the growing season to help cover start up costs. In return, the member receives a weekly bundle of freshly grown and harvested products directly from the farm.
And let's be honest, nothing is better than Utah grown produce. Utah CSA farms offer a diverse set of options - some include meat and cheese shares, other include eggs, and for fruit lovers like me, you can buy an exclusive fruit share!
If you're interested in learning more about CSAs, we encourage you to attend the CSA Open House, March 4, at Wheeler Farm Activity Barn (6351 South 900 East, Salt Lake City), from 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees will have the chance to mingle with 13 growers from Brigham City to Draper.
We encourage you to do your research in advance, so you can make sure to find the best farm to suite your taste preferences, cooking ability and budget.
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*Will be available at CSA Open House, March 4, at Wheeler Farm.
There will also be other farms in attendance, which are not currently enlisted with Utah's Own. These include: BUG Farms, Bell Organic, Little Field Produce, Live and Thrive, Urban Farm and Feed, Utah Cooperative Farm, Roberts Ranch and gardens.
Additional CSA Farms and contact information can be found at csautah.org.