CSA is no longer the obscure acronym people confused with a government program or something similar. Increasingly CSAs are part of the vocabulary of those who are becoming aware of and want to participate in alternative healthy food options. In short, a CSA program allows city residents (and suburbanites) to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown locally by regional farmers. When you become a member of a CSA, you're purchasing a “share” of vegetables from a regional farm. The way it works is you basically have to look for a CSA network or pick up point that is close to your neighborhood. In fact, Northern Virginia and our region present various opportunities to participate in CSAs and this is great news!
CSA season is in full swing here in the DC Metro area!!! And in 2014 Cervantes Coffee Roasters has joined forces with two local CSA networks, and we ourselves have started our own subscription coffee program. Starting in April and May, you can add a bag of fresh roasted Single Origin coffee to your CSA list. We are partnering with our friends at NALLs Produce, in Alexandria, and SALUD the Healthy Pantry in Great Falls! Go to their websites or when you pick up your box, ask to include a bag of Cervantes Coffee. You will get a different origin each week or every other week. Depending on your preference. You will not only be contributing to your local farmers, but to the farmers in Central and South America with whom we work to import fresh green coffee and roasted right here in the area. Lear more. Visit their websites, or shoot us an email.