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Sarah Leupen

This year, our family signed up for a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.
In a CSA, a local farmer delivers fresh, organic produce to a pickup site near you
every week during the growing season.

The amount and types of produce vary with the season; this week we got lettuce, red
cabbage, basil, garlic, cauliflower, beets, yellow squash, and Swiss chard. We love
the freshness (unlike produce from CA that takes 7-10 days to get here, our produce
is picked the day before we get it), that we can afford organic vegetables this way,
that we're eating more veggies than we would otherwise, that we get to try new
veggies. Also, much less energy is spent getting our food to us. It's a win for us,
the farmers, and the planet!

Sarah Leupen
Lecturer
Biological Sciences