The Salt Lake Tribune has this interesting new article about a farmer coop that provides locally grown produce year-round. Here are excerpts. It is worth reading the entire article.
David and Jill Bell, owners of Bell Organic Gardens, are founders of Utah Farms CSA, a group of 19 farmers and processors who offer locally produced food in what officials say is the state’s first year-round crop-sharing network.
Utah Farms CSA allows members to purchase a share of crops, which are delivered to designated pickup locations. For $5 more each week, home delivery is available to customers in Salt Lake County.
Unlike most community-supported agriculture programs, Utah Farms CSA doesn’t require members to pay up-front charges, according to Jill Bell. Customers may pay monthly. They also may skip deliveries and opt out at any time.
From now through March, Utah Farms CSA will provide a weekly mix of five or more products, including winter squashes, pumpkins, pears, apples, potatoes, onions, garlic, free-range eggs, honey, cheese, bread, jam, sprouts, popcorn, mushrooms, hothouse tomatoes, pistachios, sweet potatoes and turnips.
Learn more about CSA Utah.