Saturday, April 6, 2013

Mayo Clinic Health Note on Eating Healthy, Saving Money and Supporting Local Economies

One of the best ways to eat healthy, save money, support local economies, and help decrease your carbon footprint is by becoming a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) member. CSA's are local farms that sell shares to community members and in return, members receive shares in the farm's harvests throughout the growing season. Depending on the CSA, some offer fresh eggs, poultry, beef, and baked goods. The produce is delivered on a weekly basis at various locations for shareholders to pick up. The costs of shares vary (typically $300 to $600) depending on the quantity of produce you would like and the number of boxes you receive. Don't let the cost discourage you. CSA's save you money, time, and your health. Now is the time to sign up for summer and fall shares. Visit to find a CSA near you.

Carissa Wiersma
Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare

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