Photo is from Garden of Eurbin Farm located in Barton.
NEWPORT — Two local organic farms offering Community Supported Agriculture shares, or CSAs as they are called, will open their gates to the public on Sunday.
CSA is a form of direct farm-to-consumer sales in which the customer typically subscribes in the spring to a weekly share of the season’s harvest. Many CSAs offer a wide variety of produce, and some include meat, eggs, flowers, or other products.
Peace of Earth Farm, located in Albany, and The Garden of Eurbin, located in Barton, will allow visitors to take part in tours, demonstrations, product tasting, and much more, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 4. CSA Open Farm Day is supported by the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA). This is the first year that NOFA is running this community event.
Consumers looking for fresh, local food often turn to Community Supported Agriculture shares, but choosing a CSA farm can be difficult. The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont hopes to solve that problem, and connect more Vermonters to their local farms, through this CSA Open Farm Day.
Farms across Vermont will open their greenhouses, barns, and fields to community members. This day is an opportunity for everyone to get to know a local farmer, and falls just before the beginning of most farms’ CSA programs.
Over 50 farms will participate in this year’s CSA Open Farm Day. Everyone is welcome to this community event.