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

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Shopping at a CSA: do you have to pick your own vegetables?

How involved can you or will you need to be?

Some CSAs ask their members to help out on the farm. That could be a pro or a con depending on your schedule. In some cases, you can pay a lower up-front cost if you agree to do extra work. Just make sure to ask what, if any, time commitment might be expected of you before signing up.

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