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Fresh From the Farm Community Supported Agriculture programs deliver fresh, in-season food grown at a farm near you! By Dylan Roche

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hat does it take to get your kids to love eating their veggies? How about you make it a little . . . well, personal? One of the best ways to encourage adventurous eating in youth is to make new foods feel exciting. Thanks to the popularity of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, your kids can learn about different vegetables, how they’re cultivated, and actually meet the

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farmers who grow them. These programs allow consumers to subscribe to weekly bundles of goods from local farms. Joining provides a great way to expand your horizons and get fresh, super healthy produce that’s grown right in your area. Plus, you’re supporting your local farmers! CSA programs have steadily grown in popularity over the past few decades, and it’s easy to see why. For proof, look no further than the families who

participate in CSA programs season after season. “They trust what they’re going to get,” says Susan Frackelton Noyce, coordinator of Agriberry Farm’s Annapolis Summer Fruit CSA. “It’s going to be something special because it’s something fresh and local and made by a family with lots of love.”

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Think of it as buying a share in the farm—this is why CSAs are sometimes

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Chesapeake Family Life April 2021  

Monthly print publication filled with health and education tips, products, and services for parents, not to mention each issue is stuffed wi...

Chesapeake Family Life April 2021  

Monthly print publication filled with health and education tips, products, and services for parents, not to mention each issue is stuffed wi...