If you're interested in eating locally grown, farm-fresh produce consider signing up to receive produce through the The Columbus Natural Food CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). The fall/winter season begins in September and runs for 10 weeks.
Each week you'll pick up a box packed with fresh produce from local farms. The cost is $30 a week with a 10-week commitment. You're allowed to sign up after the initial deliveries, but the cost rises to $35 per week for however many weeks remain in the season.
Pickups are on Broadway (next to Picasso Pizza) from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday mornings. Participating farms including Pine Mountain’s Harmony Hill Farm and Banks, Alabama’s Southern Roots Vegetable Farm.
Columbus CSA organizer Cathy Carter said there's plenty of space for new folks to sign up. She's proud that the Columbus CSA is run by volunteers so all money goes straight to the participating farmers.
She'll talk more about the CSA program Sunday at Oxbow Meadows’ “Second Sunday: Home Grown Cooking” event at 2 p.m. Local chef Austin Scott will also be there. He’ll teach Oxbow guests how to cook with fresh, seasonal food. The cost of the program is $3. Find out more here.
You can also find Columbus Natural Food CSA on Facebook.