I’m working on a website redesign for Kawartha Ecological Growers (KEG), a collective of about 20 independent farms east of Toronto, and they’re paying me in food! They offer Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) shares, and they’re giving me a share in exchange for my web design work. What’s a CSA share? From KEG’s current website:
“Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is a socio-economic model of agriculture and food distribution; a system that connects people craving farm fresh local produce directly to the farmers growing their food. A CSA consists of a community of folks who commit to supporting a farm before the growing season begins, in return for a regular dose of seasonal produce throughout. In this way, the farm becomes the community’s farm and the consumers become co-producers of the food, with the growers and eaters supporting one another while sharing in all the risks and benefits of food production. It’s the ultimate model in local eating!”
Great idea, huh?
I just picked up this week’s share, which included fresh lettuce, rhubarb, onions, potatoes, radishes, asparagus, and eggs. I am really looking forward to getting a weekly bounty for the next 25 weeks! Oh, and I’ll post info on the blog when the new KEG website is up and running.