This update comes from our friends at Farm Fresh Rhode Island’s blog:
Each week during the summer months, farmers across Rhode Island put together a selection of whatever is at peak harvest. Hundreds of local families stop by the farms or designated pickup spots for that week’s slice of heaven, with flavors that are seasonally spontaneous and guaranteed to be delicious. The farmers benefit too. Normally, farmers must invest in seeds, equipment and months of labor before receiving even a penny for their harvest. But in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) arrangements, customers pre-pay for the weekly pickups and that helps tremendously.
We surveyed CSA farms to find out which still had spaces available for 2009. We’ll continue to update this list until most CSAs begin (mid-June).
- Four Friends Cranston
- Rabbit’s Dance Farm Cumberland
Red Planet Vegetables Providence(SOLD OUT)
- Simmons Farm Middletown, Downtown Providence
- Wishing Stone Farm Providence, Barrington, Little Compton, Tiverton
- Farm Fresh RI also operates a Market Basket program, with weekly pickups at the Armory and Downtown Providence Farmers’ Markets in Providence
- Full list of RI CSAs
There are many CSA variations, some with work days on the farm, some that offer cheese, and seafood and still others that let customers choose from a market-style selection of produce.
Don’t delay – get your spot reserved for 2009 and enjoy a steady supply of fresh, local produce and more!