HONESDALE – The Lackawaxen Food Hub is pleased to join farms from around the country for the third annual CSA Day on February 23, when you can join other like-minded people who are committed to supporting their local farmers, eating healthy foods, protecting our planet, learning something new, and being adventurous in the kitchen.
CSA (community-supported agriculture) is a subscription to seasonal, sustainable, locally grown produce that is distributed to members throughout the harvesting season.
CSA members enjoy the quality of fresh fruits and vegetables for their family, while supporting their local farmers.
According to Small Farm Central’s CSA Farming Annual Report, the most popular time to join a CSA each year is at the end of February.
To promote this important time for farmers, CSA Day was coined, and each year it falls on the last Friday in February. It’s an entire day dedicated to the celebration of community-supported agriculture, and CSA farmers enjoy an influx of sign-ups from members.
“Community-supported agriculture is all about relationships and feeding families,” said Simon Huntley, CEO of Small Farm Central, a company that provides marketing support for small farms and started CSA Day.
“CSA farmers typically teach members what’s in season throughout the year, and help them appreciate and cook food to which they may not otherwise be exposed.”
How to Get Involved with CSA Day
If you would like to celebrate CSA Day and support the Lackawaxen Food Hub, sign up for a share on February 23, and use the hashtag #CSAday to join the online conversation.
“Sign-ups are ongoing – so if now is not the right time, join us this Spring/Summer.” Said Sky Ballentine, president, Lackawaxen Food Hub.
To sign-up, and for more information, visit LFCfresh.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.