Now is a great time to join a CSA. It is also a great time to be a grower.
In some areas grocers are reporting that the price of certain types of produce, most notably, lettuce, have doubled in price in a few scant weeks. Both corn and wheat prices have doubled in the last year and sugar prices are right behind at a stiff 65% increase. Yikes!
While I could obviously write a very long thesis on this subject, I will not bore anyone further. We all know what is going on in the world and in our own country that is contributing to these rising food prices. Most of us have very little, of any, control over that.
But we can help Americans save money on the food that they eat. We can also help those same Americans save at the pump. At the same time we can assist those same folks in their desire to eat better and fresher food.
Spread the word about community supported agriculture and what it can do in your community. Let people know that you will make sure they get great fresh food at a great price, and if they sign up now, they can lock in their prices for the summer and fall.
Times a wastin'