SNAP beneficiaries approved for CSA subscriptions

The very thing that makes the community supported agriculture (CSA) model a boon for farmers—customers pay for the whole season up front, enabling growers to purchase seeds, tools, and other supplies—has rendered CSA programs inaccessible to many low-income Americans, who typically don’t have several hundred dollars to spend all at once. But thanks to new language in last year’s Farm Bill, things are changing. Before the passage of the 2014 bill, farmers were able to accept SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, but USDA regulations required that payments be credited weekly, at the point of pickup. Not only did that rob farmers of early-season buying power; it also cost them hours spent processing the transactions each week (SNAP works on an electronic debit system).


CSA boxes featured in Grower Talks

Thank you Grower Talks Magazine for featuring our reusable and sanitizable CropBoxes in the September 2015 issue. The CropBoxes were one of the select new products featured at the Cultivate15 trade show in Columbus, Ohio.

CropBoxes featured in September 2015 issue of Grower Talks


Check out Sierra Bounty CSA farm

If you reside in Mammoth Lakes, CA, be sure to check out Sierra Bounty Product Collective CSA program. CSA (community sustained agriculture) farms provide fresh food from local farms to people in the community. Shares at Sierra Bounty include a large selection of produce from A-Z:

Happy Customers from Sierra Bounty with a new shipment of fresh produce from their CSA innitativeApples
Arugula
Baby Spinach
Beets
Bell Peppers
Blackberries
Bok Choy
Broccoli
Broccolini
Butter Lettuce
Cantaloupe
Carrots
Cauliflower
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Farm Fresh Eggs
Fresh Herbs
Garlic
Heirloom Tomatoes
Leeks
Japanese Turnips
Kale
New Potatoes
Onions
Pears
Pole Beans
Radishes
Rainbow And Swiss Chard
Rainier Cherries
Romaine Lettuce
Shallots
Sweet Italian Peppers
Sunburst Squash
Zucchini And More!