The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont announced the first CSA Open Farm Day. On Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 1 to 4 p.m., 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 it falls just before the beginning of most farms' CSA programs. CSA stands for community supported agriculture, a form of direct farm-to-consumer sales in which the customer typically subscribes in the spring for a weekly share of the season's produce.
Over 40 farms will participate in this year's CSA Open Farm Day. Farm activities may include tours, demonstrations, product tasting, scavenger hunts and more. Everyone is welcome to this community event.
Learn more and find a participating farm near you at www.nofavt.org/CSA-day
. The 2014 CSA Open Farm Day is made possible in part by a Vermont Specialty Crop Block Grant.