I am so excited today. Not only is it my son’s birthday (Happy Birthday Andrew!) but it’s the first day of CSA!
What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. They’re located all over the country. Check the link for one closest to you. We actually support two different CSAs in our area. You get to know your local farmer and learn how they raise their crops. The food is fresh from the earth, grown organically – without pesticides or harmful toxins added to the soil or crops. Plus, you’ll get very different choices of fruits and vegetables from a CSA. They grow a variety of crops that you won’t see in many stores.
It’s a great idea to take your children to see how a farm works and what they produce. Food doesn’t just appear in supermarkets. Teach children early on about farming and the value of eating foods as close to nature as possible. Children will enjoy food more if they feel they know more about it and actually see what’s going on. It can be an adventure for a child to see new kinds of food that they have never seen or heard of before. Let them look up recipes for the new foods so they feel invested in what they are going to eat. The younger you expose a child to organic foods and restrict their access to processed foods with refined sugars and additives the more likely they will grow up healthier and more knowledgeable about food.
Let’s start that #RealFoodRevolution with our families at local CSAs!
Here’s a glimpse of Gorman Farms in Laurel, MD.