If your resolution to eat healthier this year came early, or if you're interested in supporting local farms, now is the time to join a CSA.
Community Supported Agriculture gives you a convenient, direct way to get food from farms, typically in the form of weekly "shares." It allows you to enjoy seasonal foods and enjoy a sense of community. Here's a mini list of some of the options in town.
Maya's Farm Maya's Farm runs 3 CSAs per year, corresponding with the best growing seasons, skipping the second half of summer when things get pretty hot outside. If you're interested in joining, now is the time to commit. The next season starts January 12 and your agreement and share payment must be received two weeks prior to the season start. What to expect in early 2013? Turnips and greens, peppers, winter squash, onions, herbs, radishes, chards, collards, okra and other delights. Maya also includes both flowers and eggs at season in her CSA whenever she can. Payment is taken either via check, money order or on PayPal. Baskets can be picked up at many places including The Café at MIM, Urban Yoga and Tarbell's. You can also pay at Phoenix Public Market. The cost is $300 for 12 weeks and you can fill out their membership form on their website.