9 Secrets to Finding the Best Local Food

There’s a cheaper, more convenient way to get local food than heading to your farmers’ market every week.

By Emily Main


Shopping at a CSA: do they sell vegetables you like?

Do they sell what you like?

Probably the most important question to ask of any CSA is whether the share you purchase will include the vegetables you like best. Not all farms grow the same varieties of produce. Some stick to supermarket basics—tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, corn—while others branch out into heirloom varieties, like black radishes and purple tomatillos. Some farms grow a huge variety of all types of crops, while other farmers limit their selection to the most popular ones. If you’ve got picky family members, you may be better off with the latter, while more adventurous eaters might prefer the former.

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