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CSA: Investing in Your Community

CSA: Investing in Your Community

by Katie O’Sullivan

CSA stands for “Community Supported Agriculture,” a concept that’s been catching on in the U.S. for the last twenty years and has recently arrived on Cape Cod.

What does it mean? A CSA is a pre-paid share of a farm’s produce for the season. In essence, the consumer is “sharing” the farmer’s risk and being rewarded with the farm’s bounty of fresh, local produce and products.

The advantages for the farmers are easy to see. They get to “market” their food early in the year, before their long days out in the fields even begin.

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Keeping Local Farms Alive: Educating the Public about CSAs

Keeping Local Farms Alive: Educating the Public about CSAs

An Organic Farmer’s Story

by Tamara Flohr

Ever since I had my first garden, I’ve thought the world would be a better place if everyone had a garden at one time or another.

I think the experience of sprouting and nurturing seeds and seedlings offers so many valuable life lessons in addition to the education it provides.

The whole process inspires desirable feelings, including but not limited to: faith, wonder, patience, humility, self-reliance, and a deep satisfaction or form of serenity.

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Do Clean Homes Make
Us Sick?

by Lisa Gledhill

Home should be our safe haven, but sometimes a home that is too clean is actually detrimental to our health.

Much scientific evidence has pointed to household chemicals as contributing factors to poor health that could possibly result in allergies, asthma, autism and ADD/ADHD.

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GreenCAPE’s Basic Alternative Product List for the Gardener

The Least Toxic Options for your Yard, Garden, Lake and You

GreenCAPE, a local Cape Cod non-profit since 1998, provides information about pesticides and a variety of other environmental threats. The name stands for “Cape Alliance for Pesticide Education.”

Their mission is to help protect the sole source aquifer of Cape Cod and the health of all creatures, human and otherwise, on Cape Cod.

Discover ten products, from liquid seaweed to earthworms, that will make your yard a greener environment for you and the animals who share it.

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Check out this list of Cape Cod & the Islands Farms now offering CSA Shares.
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