When community-supported agriculture is not always what it seems

July 24, 2016

An interesting story from The New York Times about the ever-changing terms and definitions in our local food markets. Do you know what you're eating, and where it came from? From the Times:

"As demand for local and organic produce has ballooned in the last five years, so have other ideas for connecting farmers to customers. Now, online hubs are using sophisticated distribution technology to snap into the food chain, often using “C.S.A.” to describe what they deliver.The term is not regulated in most states, so companies can define it as they wish. Peapod, the online shopping service owned by the international grocery giant Ahold, delivers farm-sourced boxes throughout the Northeast; FreshDirect offers a variety of C.S.A. options in and around New York City.As the “farm share” concept has spread, the C.S.A. has become just another part of the sprawling, messy modern system of knowing where your food comes from and choosing what you want to eat."  Read more at The New York Times.


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