Community Supported Agriculture
I'm Bob Brackett. I've been growing produce by the organic method since 1980 in the Champaign-Urbana area of east central Illinois.
In 1985, what began as an intensive hobby of backyard gardening began expanding into an equally intensive, though more extensive, business with the purchase of 3.5 acres outside of town, in the hopes of selling our homegrown produce to the people of the community -- while attempting to make a living from it.
At least temporarily sparing you the details of my difficulties with "reclaiming farmland", I will fast-forward to 1994/1995 when I began co-growing for a CSA. After many disappointments and setbacks, I started my own CSA, Brackett CSA, in 2000. I can honestly say that my CSA has been of benefit to both farmer and consumer/partner since day one, and not merely for the tasty fruits and veggies.
I'm looking for people in my area who are interested in healthy, tasty, and nutritious fruits and vegetables on a weekly basis throughout the growing season.
I want to invite you to become a paying partner in this farming adventure!
Let me ask you:
Do you like to eat vegetables and fruit?
Would you like to include more vegetables and fruit in your weekly diet…especially if they were locally grown right here in east central Illinois?
Would you like to have the benefits of having fresh produce from your very own backyard garden…but can't seem to find the time or the space or the perseverance to do so?
Would you like to have these delicious delicacies without all the stuff that might have been sprayed on them in order to get them to you in picture-perfect condition?
Come along and I'll tell you more!