My family and I have been working member of Monroe Organic Farms CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) for two years now. We are about to finish the second year in just a couple of weeks.
We chose to be working members to get a real sense of what it takes to produce local organic food. Let me tell you, it is hard work and we are only there 4 hours each week. What it really takes to put food on our plates is a back breaking labor of love.
If you are looking for affordable organic produce, I encourage you to find a CSA to be a part of. This ensures income for the farmer and gives you very fresh and local fruits and vegetables.
Consider taking it one step farther and become a working member if its offered. There are many benefits. One, you may get a discount in your share cost.
A truly huge benefit for me was talking to like minded people each week, sharing recipes and learning from them.
To get an insider view of being a working member of a CSA check out the video!
Remember - Know your Farmer - Know your Food!