Learn about Community Supported Agriculture at Penn Yan Library

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

The growers and sellers of local foods want to help you find out how you can “Eat Fresh, Eat Healthy, Support Local Business, and Protect the Environment” by buying local produce.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, farmers’ markets, and others will meet the public for an informational presentation at the Penn Yan Public Library Saturday, April 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Hicks Kimball Room.

CSA is a program through which people can buy a share of a farm and receive fresh, local produce weekly throughout the growing season.

“We are four small family farms located in Yates County that have banded together to make a direct connection with our consumers by supplying a superior product. Our goal is to exceed your expectations with many homegrown varieties in quantities that match or exceed the share value, with the freshest produce available,” says a pamphlet from Keuka Lake CSA.

According to localharvest.org, over the last 20 years, tens of thousands of American families have joined this movement to support their local farmers and feed their own families fresher, healthier, more nutritious foods.

“Some farmers include the option for shareholders to buy shares of eggs, homemade bread, meat, cheese, fruit, flowers or other farm products along with their veggies,” according to the website.