February 18, 2009
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A farm in Washington state has found a way to help low-income people access their farm fresh produce. They worked with the USDA to modify slightly their CSA program.
The farming goals at Uprising Farm also include saving heirloom and open pollinated seeds.
The owners of Uprising Farm realized that the lump sum CSA members must pay at the beginning of the growing season is an obstacle to those who may not be able to afford the cost.
By working with the The USDA, which administers the federal food stamp program,they reshaped their CSA to meet the agencies requirements.
This CSA¬†exclusively serves low-income members, who pay with electronic food stamp benefits. Read their story>>