'Tis the season for Community Supported Agriculture! If you love great produce and supporting local farmers (and who doesn't?!), then this list is for you.
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Gila Farm Cooperative Gila Farm Cooperative's program is great because it isn't just Community Supported Agriculture - it's agriculture that supports the refugee community in Arizona. The Gila Farm Cooperative was started with a little help from the International Rescue Committee, a refugee resettlement agency with offices here in the Valley. The farm itself is in Pinal County; pickup locations are in Central Phoenix. Gila Farm Coop offers pre-paid $25 per share options (including 8, 10, and 12-week terms), or a flexible week-to-week share at $28. The Coop also encourages folks to donate CSA shares to refugee families in need - so even if you don't love to eat your veggies, you can help support local farms and families. Sign up at http://gilafarm.org/csa-phoenix/.
Blue Sky Organic Farms We like Blue Sky's CSA Package because they offer a variety of options when it comes to both share size and duration. If you aren't sure about the whole CSA thing, or you want to play the local veggie field a little, Blue Sky offers a week-to-week option. If you're the commitment type, you'll save a little money with their 12 or 32 week prepaid shares. Blue Sky is based in Litchfield Park, but pick up spots are scattered all over the East and West Valley for your convenience. Small shares start at $16.50 per week; learn more or sign up at http://blueskyorganicfarms.com/csa/.