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Produce Has Doubled In Price

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'

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Great post! I hope everyone is paying attention!

Posted by meg on March 29, 2011 at 05:28 PM MDT #

That was a great post.My wife and I have just joined local harvest. We are currently raising layers and this spring will be raising meat chickens.This will be our 2nd year with chickens and we also are partnered with another family from our church doing a large garden using the raised bed method. We had an awesome year last year and learned alot to do this year for bigger harvest.I really feel we need to come together with families and friends ,growing what we can and raising our own livestock for our meats ,knowing what they have been fed and how they have been raised.I agree with Kevin that now is the time to join a csa.With that being said we could use some sound advice as far as setting up a csa, how to bring the public into a csa ect. We live in central Wisc.and currently work 2.5 acres with another 15 available

Posted by Greg on April 04, 2011 at 09:28 PM MDT #

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