Community Supported Agriculture
What is a Farm Share?Community Supported Agriculture(CSA) is an avenue for consumers to buy local,seasonal produce directly from farms in their community. The Great Basin Basket Farm Share is supported by a collection of farmers in Churchill County,Nevada.
What is farmshare and how does it work?
Farm share programs provide a direct link between local farmers and consumers by allowing members to purchase a share of a farmer’s crop before it is grown each season. This provides the farmer the up front cash needed for seed, equipment, and other expenses to farm throughout the season, so they are less reliant on bank loans.
How can you help farm share?
How Can You Help? With your company’s help Farm Share can bring a semi-truck containing fresh nutritious food to identified communities in need and distribute it to over 1,000 hungry families. Contact us for partnership opportunities! Your nonprofit organization can partner with Farm Share in order to distribute food to Floridians who need it.
How can my nonprofit partner with farm share?
Contact us for partnership opportunities! Your nonprofit organization can partner with Farm Share in order to distribute food to Floridians who need it. Sponsor and execute Food Distributions or become a Farm Share Food Pantry! Contact us for information.
What is farm share in Florida?
This is where Farm Share comes in… Farm Share partners with hundreds of Florida farmers across the state and throughout the country to receive these fruits and vegetables and distribute them to persons in need free of charge. This is a win/win for all parties.
Why do we get farm share?
Receiving your share each week helps you learn which foods grow during different times of the year. Do you know when zucchini is in season, or when a cantaloupe ripens? You won’t see watermelon in your Farm Share first thing in the spring. Farm Shares help you learn to look forward to the foods as they are harvested naturally, in their own time. Modern supermarkets have trained us to shop without seasons. We lose the healthy flow of seasons in our diets; and that flow is important to health and well-being. Different foods are high in different nutrients our bodies need during each season.
Why do you belong to a farm share?
Belonging to a Farm Share gets you closer to your food and the people who grow it. You hear us say this all the time . . . get as close to your food source as possible. Farm Shares offer the chance to know exactly where your food is coming from, meet the people growing it, and build a relationship with them. If you have questions about your food you can simply ask the farmer – “Do you use any chemicals?” “How do I cook (insert name of strange vegetable here)?” or “Do you have a good recipe for _____?” We have learned so much about food from our Farm Share farmers!
What is CSA in agriculture?
What is a Farm Share? Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is an avenue for consumers to buy local, seasonal produce directly from farms in their community. The Great Basin Basket Farm Share is supported by a collection of farmers in Churchill County, Nevada.
What is the most important ingredient for achieving good health?
We spend a lot of time searching for professionals we can trust with our health – doctors, dentists, fitness experts, etc. Food is one of the most important ingredients for achieving good health, so we need to place importance on finding the best farmers and the best local food available to us.
What happens if we don’t support local farmers?
If we fail to support our local farmers, we end up with food from large, profit-driven farms where practices are questionable at best. Keeping small farms in business supports the local economy, and offers good farmers the opportunity to grow food the way WE like it.
Do farm share farmers listen?
Since your money is supporting their growing efforts, Farm Share farmers are very willing to listen and offer perks to their shareholders. Sometimes you can make suggestions for food you’d like to see available. Some farms have extra produce available for canning that you can order ahead of time (tomatoes!).
Is it cheaper to buy locally grown produce?
The cost of fresh locally grown produce is much cheaper when you’re buying directly from the farmer. Purchasing the same locally grown produce at the grocery store means you pay increased prices since the store has to make a profit. With a Farm Share, the middleman has been eliminated, keeping your costs down.