With daylight increasing and the start of spring about a month away, the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Innovation Network is preparing for this year’s CSA Week, to take place from February 20th through February 26th, 2023.
Historically, this event (started by Simon Huntley and Small Farm Central) has been called CSA Day, but a couple years ago, the CSA Innovation Network extended the celebration and promotion of local agriculture to an entire week to provide mindful eaters with the ability to connect up easily with a local CSA farm.
The CSA Innovation Network is a national network led by farmers and farmer support organization “who are dedicated to unifying and strengthening the CSA Movement.” Its website includes a map showing CSA farms in the United States and Canada participating in the 2023 CSA Week, and it includes information on a slew of CSA farms located throughout the United States and Canada.
More farms are being added to the map (as 2023 CSA Week Participants) as the event nears. Farmers, who offer CSA shares, are encouraged to add their location and information to the map.
“Now more than ever, people recognize the value of local food that they can track to its source. CSA Week is all about connecting communities to their farmers and to the land their food comes from,” said Sadie Willis, coordinator of the CSA Innovation Network. Community Supported Agriculture is the backbone of a strong local food system, providing families with access to locally-produced, organic food from small-scale farms.
Celebrate the spring equinox, soon to arrive in a few weeks on Monday, March 20, 2023, at 5:24 p.m. EDT for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, and the turning point when daylight begins to win out over darkness, by supporting local agriculture with a farm share for the coming 2023 growing season from a small-scale farm run by farmers you can get to know personally!
(Frank W. Barrie, 2/17/23)