Local Harvest

Local Farms & CSA’s

Building Better Communities

One of the easiest ways to reduce the use of fossil fuel is to support local and organic sources for your food. Many pesticides, fertilizers and the production of them, are petrochemical based. Factor in the transit of food from large agri-farms across the country and it is estimated that 10% of the energy used annually in the US is by the food industry, according to a University of Michigan Study (Heller, Martin C., and Gregory A. Keoleian. Life Cycle-Based Sustainability Indicators for Assessment of the U.S. Food System. Ann Arbor, MI: Center for Sustainable Systems, University of Michigan, 2000: 42.).

CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture (Wiki) is a new way to get fruits, vegetables and other foods fresh from a local farm while helping these farms with cash and guaranteeing committed customers who pay for memberships or subcriptions fees up front.

In 2006, more that 600 farms and gardens were listed on the Biodyamic Farming & Gardening Association website. Local Harvest is another source for information on local CSA’s in your area.

Just click on the link for a farm or CSA in your area:


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