CSA: connecting a community to farmers and fresh food

By KBJR News 1

March 21, 2014 Updated Mar 21, 2014 at 9:31 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- With snow on the fields it's hard to imagine the 2014 harvest season. But the push to buy local food is already underway.

The Community Supported Agriculture program, or CSA, hosted an open house at Clyde Iron Works on Friday.

The program aims to connect community members with local, fresh, and healthy food from regional farmers.

Farmers in the program deliver items such as vegetables, meat, eggs, and cheeses directly to a CSA member.

"There are a lot of people in this area that are concerned about their food and where their food comes from,” Rick Dalen, a CSA Farmer said. “[This program connects them] with their food in new ways, connects them with the land and with the farmers that grow their food."

Learn more about the Community Supported Agriculture program.