Supported Agriculture has been popularized in the last decade by
families looking for alternatives to the super in their market. The
weekly ritual of driving out to the farm to pick up the share box full
of organic vegetables with leaves and dirt intact, to shake the hand of
that farmer supports small scale farming, open space, sustainability,
and recovers part of the connection to nature that is completely erased
from the stacks of plastic hydroponic lettuce cartons at the grocery
Many knitters and spinners feel the same way about their wool. The Internet has expanded the horizon for information, availability, and options for yarn, and lately, those options have come to include a fiber culture version of the traditional CSA.