How would you like to have a bounty of fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, and dairy while also supporting a local business and farm?
I had never heard of CSA until I attended a health fair last October where I work. The Riehm Farms representatives were there and I was excited to learn about a Community Supported Agriculture, CSA, and what they offered. After learning about the local farm and benefits of participating in a CSA, took a pamphlet to to discuss the option with my husband. Since he grew up as a local farm boy, he loved the idea.
Here are 5 Reasons You Should Invest in a CSA
- Who is Growing Your Food?
This is Riehm Farms’ motto, and wouldn’t it stand to reason that you might want to know who is growing your food since it’s providing nourishment to your family’s growing bodies and minds?
- No synthetic pesticides are used or artificial fertilizer; ground water pollution and toxic residues are avoided. Riehm Farms prefers to use organic farming practices. Not only are you avoiding many of the toxins on your foods from factory farms, but your product will be better tasting than that which is in a grocery store chain
- Buy healthy local food.
You spend money on food every week. The best way to get the most value for your dollar is buying food that is healthy and nutritious from a local farm, instead of produce that is picked before it’s ready and shipped hundreds of miles.
- They seek to put extra quality care into the soil and daily procedures.
This means they test the mineral content of the produce you’ll receive to ensure the best quality produce.
- Not just produce, Riehm Farms not only sells vegetable shares, but also fruit, eggs, and beef.
Imagine eggs that have bright yellow yolks that stand up when you crack them! Fruit picked at their peak of freshness because it doesn’t have as far to travel. Local beef, raised in humane conditions at a family farm instead of a factory farm!
If you want more information about Riehm Farms, contact them: Riehm Farms, 7244 North State Route 53, Tiffin, Ohio 44883 or 419-992-4392. Ask about signing up for a CSA and a tour of the farm!