Linking Up With Local Food Sources

In a previous post last summer, I shared info here on finding farmers markets. Now there’s a way you can find a CSA (community supported agriculture).

If you’re not familiar with CSA, here’s how it works in a nutshell. Many farms offer subscriptions for weekly baskets of produce, flowers and many other farm products. You usually sign up in the fall or winter months in order to get the produce or other farm items the coming season. Prices may vary, but expect to spend a few hundred dollars per share.

If you’re interested in getting into farming on a small scale and perhaps growing produce for a farmers market or CSA, you’ll want to get Joel Salatin’s book, Everything I Want to do is Illegal, and discover what you can about the farming and marketing operations of Polyface Farm.

Whether you make use of a local farmers market or CSA, you can get fresh, wholesome, locally grown food. Buy enough so you can can it and put it in your survival pantry to enjoy in later months. Remember, think survival!


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.