Evaluating the Impact of Subsidized Local Food Boxes in NS

For the past several months, I have been evaluating the Cost-share Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Local Food Box programs in Cumberland County and Cape Breton for the Our Food Project.  As a community gardener and someone who comes from a … Continue reading

To CSA or Not to CSA – that is no longer my question

To many this might be common knowledge but to me it was a bit of an Aha! moment; I always thought that Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) was outside the reach of the average budget.  Local organic produce can be cheaper … Continue reading

Early August CSA Box: Four Ways

There’s always a flurry of excitement in the office when the weekly delivery of CSA boxes arrives.  We peek in the boxes.  There’s generally some oohing and ahhing over the unusual items and then the recipe-brainstorming begins.  I thought it … Continue reading

How to Keep Your CSA or Market Veggies Fresh All Week

This year, my husband and I bought into a whole CSA share,  which gives us a lot of veggies to deal with every week.  It kind of reminds me of when we used to make our weekly visits to the … Continue reading

Spring Cooking Class Recipes: Fresh CSA Produce

We’ve been holding seasonal cooking classes for awhile now, and we’ve loved sharing knowledge about the bounty of Nova Scotia.  Spring can be a tough time to eat local though – a lot of farmers are almost at the end … Continue reading

How To Become a CSA Drop-Off Location

So, you’ve been curious about CSAs and decided that it’s something you’d like to sign up for, and you’ve checked out our Complete List of CSAs in Nova Scotia, but what if there’s not a drop-off location close to your … Continue reading

Thinking Inside The Box: Making the Most of Your CSA Box

Megan Gray is back with another post for Thinking Inside the Box.  She’s a member of the TapRoot Farm CSA. ~~~ It finally it seems that we have suddenly landed in the middle of summer, and the long sunny days … Continue reading