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What the Pandemic Means for Farmers and CSAs

What the Pandemic Means for Farmers and CSAs

This is the second of a special three-part series by Martha Wagner and Mi Ae Lipe about how COVID-19 is transforming local food systems—farmers markets, local farms, and community and backyard gardens. ____________________ As we all know, no part of our lives has been...

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What Does It Mean To Take Ownership of Our Food?

What Does It Mean To Take Ownership of Our Food?

We like this blog post from the website of Our Table Cooperative, a 58-acre, certified organic CSA farm in Sherwood, Oregon, south of Portland. The co-op’s farm operates as a not-for-profit land trust with the goal of keeping the land in sustainable agriculture...

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Retirement of a Generation: A Farmer’s Guest Blog

Retirement of a Generation: A Farmer’s Guest Blog

In case you haven’t paid close attention to the farmers selling to you at your local farmer’s market or your CSA pickup, read about it in The New York Times, or seen the video on the Modern Farmer website, there’s a troublesome generation gap specific to farming—the...

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Connect with a Farmer: Take a Farm Tour

Connect with a Farmer: Take a Farm Tour

dOne reason that families join CSAs is to have a connection with the farmer who grows their food, and the farm where it comes from. How they connect with that farm varies a lot, and it may or may not include on-farm pickup of CSA shares, volunteer workdays, member...

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