American Farmers Grow America and Feed our Communities.
Everyday American farm families rise to meet the challenge of feeding and clothing their local communities. American farmers are the caretakers of our land and use it to make a living and provide food and goods for the people in their communities.
Communities have rallied behind farmers to help support them through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). The membership fees from the CSA's are used to help the farmers with funding for seed and plants. In return, the farmer gives prime produce at the lowest possible pricing.
The concept originated in Switzerland and Germany in the 1960's, where consumers interested in safe food and farmers seeking stable markets for their crops joined together in economic partnerships. The concept has grown and there are an estimated 400 community supported agriculture programs in the United States.
Healthy Harvest Cooperative, St. Charles premier community supported agriculture program supports six local farmers. The farms are located within 100 miles. The members of the cooperative will receive 29 weeks of farm fresh produce at the average price of $ 1.13 lb. The average share is approximately 20 lbs of produce and herbs and is estimated to feed an average family of four.
The shares are delivered weekly and can be picked up at Rick's Roadside Market on Saturdays from 8am - 12 noon. The harvest begins on April 6, 2013 and the
last pick up date of the season is October 19, 2013.
Additional information can be obtained by visiting www.healthyharvestcooperative.com or calling 636-734-7420.