Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Programs
According to a 2008 report from the Economic Research Service, in order to meet the fruit and vegetable recommendations in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, it would cost approximately $2 – $2.50 per day, or around 50 cents per cup.
So, for a family of four, it would cost about $8-10 per day for everyone to meet their fruit and vegetable intake, or $32-40 per week.
For only $22 per week, you could feed your family a week’s worth of farm-fresh produce at a significant savings while also supporting a local farm.
How, you ask?
Through something called Community Supported Agriculture or, CSA for short.
When you participate in a Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA), you buy a “share” in the farm. Meaning, you will receive a delicious bounty of seasonal, farm-fresh fruits and vegetables each week from June – October. This program encourages buying local, eating healthy, going green, and enhancing farm education.
We are proud to partner with Great Country Farms as a Public CSA Pickup Site. The farm will pick, pack and deliver produce weekly to our Ashburn office. As a member of our CSA Pickup site, you will save $100 on the cost of the share. For more information about the Great Country Farms CSA Program, please click here.
To Register for Nova’s Public CSA Pickup Site
- Visit www.GreatCountryFarms.com to complete your application.
- Under Membership, Select “CSA Public Group Site Delivery.”
- Select “Nova Medical Center” under Group Site.
- Pickup weekly boxes of farm-fresh fruits and veggies at our Ashburn office and enjoy!
We also suggest visiting Local Harvest to find the best organic food that is grown closest to you. Use the Web site to find CSA pickups, farmers’ markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.