NORTH CENTER — Growers from nearly a dozen farms will be on hand at Northcenter Neighborhood Association's second "CSA Night," which promotes community supported agriculture programs.
CSAs are subscription-based programs in which consumers buy local, seasonal produce directly from a farmer. The food is either delivered straight to the subscriber's door or to a centrally-located pickup point.
"For small-scale local farms, it's difficult to rely solely on farmers markets to sell their products because their sales can be hard to predict," said Michael O'Shea of NNA. "With CSA subscriptions, you create a much more stable customer base. This lets the farmers more easily plan the season's crops ahead of time because they have a more precise idea of the demand."
CSA Night will take place 5-7 p.m., Monday, at Epiphany United Church of Christ, 2008 W. Bradley Pl.
Farms confirmed to participate: Angelic Organics, Big Head Farm, C&D Farm, Earth First Farms, Farmer Tom's CSA, Gray Farms, Midnight Sun Farm, Peasant's Plot Sustainable Farm, Sweet Earth Organic Farm and Tomato Mountain Farm.