community supported agriculture

Harvest Public Media
5:35 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

The Business of Running a CSA

Michael Baute farms three acres in Fort Collins, Colo. One-third of Spring Kite Farms goes to the farm’s CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, clients.
Credit Luke Runyon/Harvest Public Media

In a two-part series, Harvest Public Media explores the challenges facing Community Supported Agriculture operations, or CSAs.

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Barefoot Gardens CSA
12:20 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Growing Food Despite the Drought

John Curtis picking tomatoes in one of the hoop houses at Barefoot Gardens
Rich Egger

This summer's combination of high temperatures and little precipitation has impacted just about every type of farmer. Nonetheless, some are finding ways to get by.

John Curtis, owner and operator of Barefoot Gardens, said he's dug a deeper well to come up with enough water for his crops. However, he's also had to contend with a problem pump.

“Sometimes I have water, sometimes I don't. When I don't, it really shows quickly,” Curtis said.

He had to conserve water until he deepened the well.

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Bill Knight - June 14
10:55 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Flag Day & Smart Shopping

Bill Knight

It’s easy to criticize Wal-Mart for selling outsourced merchandise made overseas, some of it by virtual slaves or kids. But as Flag Day’s marked today, it’s worth noting that some corporations, such as Peoria-based Caterpillar, see outsourcing as inefficient or undesirable, and that we can individually make a difference.

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