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Resource Tue Apr 10 2007

CSA season is approaching

Spring is coming, or so we're promised, and with spring comes the first signs of the local vegetable harvest. If you've got an interest in supporting organic food and locally grown produce, consider joining a CSA, or Community-Supported Agriculture, program. In exchange for a yearly or weekly subscription fee, you get a box of farm-grown groceries every week. It's a great way to eat locally and support local farms. As it gets warmer out, shares start to sell out, so now's the time to sign up.

Chicago boasts a long list of CSAs, with a wide range of pick-up points across the city and suburbs. A few that I know still have shares available include: Home Grown Wisconsin, Angelic Organics (only 12-week shares), and Growing Power (which is much more than a CSA; they provide hands-on training and outreach). There are lots more; visit to find the one that fits in your budget and delivers to your neighborhood.

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paul / April 13, 2007 5:43 PM

Thanks for posting this Sandy; I've never tried a CSA before but it sounds wonderful and I'm signing up.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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