BIG RAPIDS — Spring is just around the corner. With the change of seasons, many area residents may begin to think about getting something green growing. For area Community Supported Agriculture groups, the work is already beginning.
Members of a CSA contribute a designated amount of money to a farm before the beginning of the growing season and receive shares of the harvest every week for several months. CSAs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but “The idea that people want to know their farm, to know their farmer and want to know how their food is grown is becoming entrenched,” said John Ward, of Ward Vegetables, a local CSA.