After a three-year break, I’m back on the CSA train.
Community-supported agriculture programs have been around for more than 20 years, but only in the past decade have they really taken off. They allow consumers to pay a weekly fee to a farm in exchange for a box of seasonal produce that they either pick up at a neighborhood site or farmers market or pay a little extra to have delivered to their home or office.
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From the Field is a new monthly series from Statesman food writer Addie Broyles that covers seasonal cooking, using ingredients from farmers markets, farm stands and Addie’s community-supported agriculture box and backyard garden. She’ll also be posting on the subject on her blog, austin360.com/relishaustin.