Though large-scale production of corn and soybeans can seem to be the primary crop interests at Iowa State University, the organic farm is wholly embraced.
Farmers collect money for CSA memberships now to fund expenses before the planting begins. For some, it's an important part of their bottom line.
What does it take to run a successful community supported agriculture program? A look at Indiana's popcorn industry. And, two types of pickles for spring foods.
Rose Hayden-Smith says growing food is an act of patriotism. Broccoli raab, the Italian way. Wild rice pancakes. And, locusts destroy pastures in Argentina.
Before the mid-1980s there were no farms in this country offering CSAs. Now there are upwards of 5,000.
Some sheep ranchers have taken advantage of the local food movement to sell wool to customers at farmers markets.
From the launch of the local food effort, producers have worked alongside buyers to push for a system that integrates local food into everyday life.
Most CSA operations are small, serving dozens of customers. Others serve hundreds.
The cooperative business model, long a staple of Midwestern agricultural communities, is being adapted to serve a broader range of rural needs.
In part one of our interview with Farm Sanctuary's Gene Baur, he talks about how animals are treated on factory farms and why vegan living is his religion.
Community supported agriculture means fresh, local food and being connected to the farmers and the land. But not everyone is sold on the traditional model.
Some of the oldest community-supported agriculture programs started in Japan in the 1960's but the movement is just taking off in several nearby countries.
The number of CSA farms has grown enormously since 2007, as farmers, consumers and litigators are beginning to see them as a solution to many social problems.
The popularity of CSA farming has grown exponentially over the past several years--but where does it come from?
Earth Eats is taking the CSA Challenge. We find creative uses for six cucumbers, a bunch of sage, and a whole slew of potatoes.
With the strawberries and lettuce from my CSA box, I made a salad for a carry-in that wowed the pants off of my friends.
Good food, healthy food, and local food is coming to your neighborhood by way of food trucks.
We’re cleaning out the last little bits of our root cellar today. What has held up over these cold months? Yams and potatoes!
LIFE Certified Organic Farms is a family owned farm in Southern Indiana. We asked them about their CSA programs and the variety of heirloom tomatoes they grow.