Blog for the New Earth Farm CSA in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
"Organic", "Cage-Free" and Other Labels
Today's Grist includes a brief article on certifcations other than "organic". Indeed, if you're like me, you'll look at this picture and wonder if these "cage-free" hens are much better off than their caged counterparts.
"CSA" stands for "community supported agriculture". Members of the community pay at the start of the season for a share of the produce of a local farm. In our case, the season runs for 20 weeks, and most members come to the farm itself to pick up their share each week.