5 Benefits of CSA Membership
Have you considered purchasing a CSA share, but aren't quite sure whether it would be worth it? I'll say right up front that CSA membership isn't for everyone and every family. There are a few (I think just 3) almost non-negotiable requirements for potential CSA members: you like to cook, you like to eat vegetables, and you are cool with someone else picking out your veggies for you. If you are on board with those three, then read on for some of the awesome benefits of CSA membership!
1) It guarantees that you’ll be eating your veggies and all the awesome health benefits that go along with that
Do you want to incorporate more veggies in your diet, but have trouble making it happen? CSA membership is an awesome way to ensure that you’ll eat more super nutritious vegetables. You won’t want your high-quality local veggies to go to waste, so once you start receiving them in your shares you will eat them. People that eat more vegetables have a much lower risk for heart disease (1), diabetes (2), and cancer (1), not to mention that they just plain feel better most of the time! We aim to incorporate a nice variety of different types and varieties of vegetables, which means you’ll be eating a rainbow of foods and then different vitamins and minerals that go along with those colors.
2) It's a great value for your money
CSA members make an investment in a farm and receive a return on that investment with bonus veggies when crops are abundant. Many farms also have special events for members, like our seasonal potluck dinners.
3) It take the guesswork out of shopping for produce and helps with your menu planning