Black Dog Farms

  (Twin Falls, Idaho)
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A Secret

Psst! Wanna know a secret? 

One of the best ways to save on your food bill and eat fresh, just out of the garden vegetables, without growing a garden yourself is to join what is called a CSA. Ever heard of one?

Here is how it works:

You buy a share of a farm. Thats right. You become an owner of whatever comes out of the ground at that farm for the season. Pretty cool huh? For an example lets use my farm. For 350 bucks you can buy one of 15 shares. So if for the week of July 1st I harvest 45 pounds of bush beans out of my "share" farm, each shareholder would get 3 pounds of beans for that week.

The best part of the whole thing, and there are many, is that most of us CSA farmers grow lots of different stuff. The July 1st week that I used would get you a whole lot more than just 3 pounds of beans. I try to plan my output for about a bushel of goodies per share per week.  It varies a bit but most of my shareholders say 1 full share will last 3-4 eaters a week.

Here on this site you can find a CSA in your area. Check a few of them out and then join one. I promise that one share of a CSA will be a lot more fun than a share of any stock on Wall Street.

There is no time like the present to start eating well and save a few bucks.

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