Fair Share Farm

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.  We are new to the CSA Movement and please take a look at the link to get a broader understanding of how your local farmers can affect your day to day way of food life.

www.localharvest.org/csa/

www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/pubs/csa/csa.shtml

We had the opportunity to visit a local CSA and was able to observe and participate in what it means to be a member. Fair Share Farm was established in 2002 and has been operating with organic methods that has provided heir loom and rare varieties of vegetables to the greater Kansas City, Missouri area.

www.fairsharefarm.com/

It was interesting how diverse the members were but yet they shared one common love- the love of fresh organic produce that they had a hand in harvesting and supporting. The farm is as close to self sufficient as can be including solar panel generated irrigation systems, utilization of rain water to barrels that heat the green house, and to top it off a modified electric tractor. On any given day, you’ll find Rebecca, Tom, and Rocky tending to the next fantastic share. The gracious hosts that they are sent us home with some amazing produce which we created a meal with that we hope our efforts do them justice.

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2 responses

  1. Hey! That’s my farm! Well, “my farm” meaning I’m a member of FSF. Anyway – your photos are beautiful! Well done!

    December 8, 2009 at 12:11 am

  2. Rachel L

    I am a Community Health major at the University of Maine in Farmington and I am currently working on a farm to school presentation as a final project for an Environmental Health class. Part of the project involves making a poster and I am writing to ask permission to use one or more of the pictures above on my poster.

    Thanks,

    Rachel

    April 28, 2010 at 12:01 am

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