Bootstrap @ Bossy Acres – October Valentine

Karla harvesting for our last CSA share of the season On the last harvest and drop day for our community supported agriculture (CSA) program, the day felt like a quintessential Minnesota pre-winter blend of cold wind, to-the-bone chill and dark skies. But packing up those boxes and then seeing our CSA members for the end-of-season pickup, both of us felt surprisingly sunny. Read More  Read More

CSA Model Continues to Grow

The model of community-supported agriculture (CSA)–where members pay farmers a certain amount up front in order to get a share of the farm’s produce for the year–has been growing in California’s Central Valley, according to a new study published in the University of California’s California Agriculture journal.  Between 1990 and 2010, CSA membership in this area increased by 49 times, from about 672 members in 1990 to 32,938 members... Read More