Temperance, MI, April 15, 2016— Bedford County residents looking for an easy way to get the health benefits of eating fresh, local produce this summer have a new option with the launch of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program by The Krall Family Farm located in Temperance, Michigan.
What is a CSA?
A CSA gives people the opportunity to join a local group and receive a share of seasonal produce all growing season long. CSAs are quickly becoming popular as consumers look to eat more healthful, locally grown foods while limiting their exposure to chemicals and pesticides. The Krall Family Farm CSA program is grown with the natural and organic methods used in the farm’s overall production plan.
“Nothing tastes better than food fresh from the farm and joining a CSA is one of the simplest ways to enjoy the benefits and flavor of homegrown produce all season long,” said Jessica Krall, co-owner of The Krall Family Farm. “We’ve been growing produce for the wholesale market for decades and it’s been available locally, but this is the first time that we’ve created a formal CSA program. We’re really looking forward to providing community members with a regular supply of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items.”
How can Bedford County residents join a CSA?
To join a CSA, residents purchase “shares” from a local grower for the growing season (typically from June through October). Then, each week the grower bundles the seasonal produce and other selected items for the CSA member to pick up either from the farm or at another designated location. The Krall Family Farm CSA is offering vegetables, fruit, flowers and additional items such as coffee, tea, kettle corn, spices and rubs.