We have a wonderful community resource in the Lancaster Farm Fresh CSA (Community Supported Agricultural) Cooperative that delivers to our area. A CSA works by asking members to sign-up in advance for a season (a “share”) of fresh, organic, local produce and other items. Deliveries are made weekly to a residence (the host site) in Holmes Run Acres, which is just on the other side of Luria Park from Broyhill Park.

The produce is superior to supermarket varieties, and if you are already eating organic and local, you will find that the CSA represents a real value for your dollar. Although you can’t choose what you get each week (the idea is that you share in the harvest, which is whatever is abundant and available that particular week), there will be many tasty vegetables and occasionally some interesting surprises. There are a number share choices and several share sizes available to suit whatever your grocery needs may be. For a full description and to sign up, visit www.lancasterfarmfresh.com. Your up-front cost will be for the entire season, but there is a payment plan option, and there's pro-rated pricing if you sign up after a season has already begun.