I can't say enough about the CSA model (you pay now and receive a weekly share of a farm's harvest throughout the growing season) for local farms. It supports the farm, builds a personal connection with the farmer, and provides members with a steady supply of fresh, locally grown veggies.
I know we've talked about Cowberry Crossing here here before. Wonderful biodynamic+organic produce and meat, incredible eggs, terrific people. If you've ever considered joining a CSA, this is the time! You can pick up your share at the Pleasantville or Hastings market.
Sales at the winter farmers markets have been down this year (maybe too many markets in the area now?) and CC is really hoping to increase CSA membership to give them a firmer financial footing. Interested? Info on their website http://www.cowberrycrossingfarm.com/c...
Also, I'm happy to share my experiences here, if anyone has any questions.
I have no connection with CC other than as a long-term customer and fan. Thanks for listening!