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Stephen R. Morse
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Stephen R. Morse; Fort Lauderdale, FL
Stephen R. Morse; Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Looks delicious! 
Una NUOVA RICETTA perfetta per le #feste  di #natale2015  ! La tradizione marchigiana che si unisce alle eccellenze locali !
Clicca qui per la ricetta : http://bit.ly/PASTA-SALMONE-MISTRA
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I'm looking forward to the flavors of 2016, check out my new blog post! 
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Two classics, how could you say no? 
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Wish I could make it to everyone of these! It would be a great cross country trip. 
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New blog post! Be sure to enjoy winter's vegetables! 
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Making bacon will definitely make everyone happy, try this out next time you're hosting!
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Latest haul from my local CSA! #CSA #Organic #farmtotable  
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Farm to Fork: The Rise of CSAs

By now we've all seen Food Inc. and understand or at least are aware of the complexities of the agricultural industrial complex in America. Thankfully, farmer's markets are more common than ever and there is growing cultural movement back towards natural and simple eats. A normal farmer's market has limited hours though, typically only on Saturday and Sunday mornings. For many, those time restrains are a stumbling block to enjoying truly fresh and natural foods. However, there is a subscription based model that connects consumers directly with producers, and benefits both parties. 

Community-supported agriculture, or CSA, is a community-oriented economic model for produce distribution. It is a sharing system, connecting farmers with hungry consumers. In simple terms, participants pay a lump sum in the beginning of a growing season, and then periodically receive a share of the harvest. Deliveries are sometimes as often as every week. The immediate benefits to this system are obvious. Farmers get capital early in the season to stimulate their work and consumers receive regular deliveries direct from the source. It doesn't get fresher than that! 

This model of community-supported farming originated in Europe, with the term 'community-supported agriculture' first used by a Swiss farmer, Jan Vander Tuin. Tuin had successfully founded a CSA is Zurich, Switzerland and brought it to a Massachusetts community in the late 80s. That small CSA would grow and evolve, serving as a forerunner to the modern CSA millions of consumers enjoy today. 

Many CSAs are truly community oriented, dedicated to benefitting their members in as many ways as possible. For instance, many of the country's largest CSA operate as Food Banks, serving their communities most at-risk families. Others operate as political platforms, providing an outlet for community organization. CSAs can focus on education as well, helping direct their broader communities towards healthier choices. 

No matter how you slice it, CSAs have a positive effect on their communities. Farmers are happy and consumers eat well. Use this link to find a CSA near you: http://afsic.nal.usda.gov/community-supported-agriculture-3
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