CSA Farms Prepare for Growing Season
Organic Food is Growing in Popularity
DULUTH, Minn.- CSA creates a partnership between farms and members who purchase shares. The members financially support the farm by purchasing a share before the growing season. In Return, they receive fresh and organic produce from the farms.
The partnership is one that lasts through the good, and the bad. This means some years a member could receive plenty of produce, while other years, weather patterns could change how much produce the farm yields. But more and more people in the Northland are interested in CSA, and are willing to take that risk. The shares at Northern Harvest Farm in Wrenshall, are already almost sold out, and Rick Dalen the farm owner says, people are already looking forward to getting their deliveries.
“People get this box of vegetables and it’s like, they say it’s like Christmas every week,” said Dalen. “They say we got this and this you know and they get excited about that and the quality is really good because it was harvested just the day of or the day before.”
For People looking for more information a local CSA Open house will be hosted at Clyde Iron works on March 21st.
The Northland isn’t the only place where the popularity of organic foods is growing. A report found that 4.1 million acres of land in the United States was being used for Organic farming in 2016, an 11 percent increase compared to 2014.