5 Reasons to Give a CSA Share for Christmas this year
1. The CSA Keeps on Giving
The excitement starts on Christmas day when you loved ones open their CSA Membership packet, but they have all year to enjoy the actual gift: 21 weeks of fresh, healthy, local produce.
2. It's Engaging.
When you buy a CSA membership for the ones you love, you will be entering them into a community of people who eat seasonally and buy locally. They'll make new friends, learn more about their community, and enrich their eating and drinking experiences!
3. It's inspiring.
Having a box brimming with fresh food each week will inspire your loved ones to cook more creative, delicious meals! They might even be inspired invite you over for dinner!
4. It's Good for the Environment
Instead of a gift that has travel thousands of miles on fossil fuels to make it under the tree, you have to opportunity to share healthy local food that is grown in a way that protects the health of the land, soil, and water.
5. It's a unique gift.
You can pretty much guarantee that nobody else will buy a CSA share for your parents, sibling, or friends. It's a totally unique way to share your values and love for great, fresh food.
Fleding Crow Vegetables was founded in 2008 by Ian Ater and
Lucas Christenson and is located just outside of Keeseville on Route 9. Ian’s college professor at SUNY
Plattsburgh, Marco Turco, offered the deal of a lifetime when he invited Ian to
lease a portion of his land to fulfill his dream of having his own farm.
What is now Fledging Crow Farm was originally a hayfield,
the first 4 acres was a labor of love as rocks and weeds were slowly replaced
by viable farming soil. The first
year, Lucas and Ian held day jobs and took up residence in the first structure
they built on the farm, the propagation house. They raised pigs and chickens to help work the land and
fertilize the soil and dreamed of the day that real food would come out of the
The land delivered and before long green things big and
small were popping up from the neat rows of soil. The first CSA shares were presold in the winter of 2009 and
about 30 members supported the cause.