CSA Shares with Stranger's Hill Organics

The longest consecutively certified organic farm in Indiana, Stranger’s Hill Organics, is accepting CSA Memberships for 2013.

As a subscriber, you can enjoy fresh, organic produce delivered weekly to Bloomingfoods West (on Tuesdays) or Bloomingfoods East (on Thursdays), or picked up at their historic farm, just 6 miles west of downtown Bloomington. Find out more about what the farm offers, download a subscription form, and learn more about Community Supported Agriculture at the Stranger's Hill website.

To subscribe to the Stranger's Hill CSA and learn about full and half share options, download the subscription form or contact Dave Rollo: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 812-272-2207. See photos from the farm here.

What is Community Supported Agriculture? The USDA National Agriculture Library offers some publications here.

A CSA, or community supported agriculture project, allows community members to connect directly with a local farm. When you become a member of a CSA, you sign up to receive a weekly share of the produce that is grown on the farm. You also get the chance to build a direct relationship with the farmers and know exactly where your food is coming from.

CSAs provide only vegetables and products that are in season locally. If a crop fails because of the weather, you might not receive that kind of vegetable in your CSA share. On the flip side, if the farm enjoys a bumper crop, so will you! Overall, CSAs provide a great base of support for farmers, and offer eaters a unique chance to participate in a truly local food economy.