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Get fresh: Wylde Center offers local produce options

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Get fresh: Wylde Center offers local produce options

Photo obtained via https://www.facebook.com/WyldeCenter

Photo obtained via https://www.facebook.com/WyldeCenter

The Wylde Center is supporting local growers and offering an option for people who want really fresh produce.

The Wylde Center said the summer CSAs or Community Supported Agriculture programs have started. A Wylde Center press release explains, “while many of us love fresh-from-the-garden produce, not everyone has the time, space or even the desire to grow their own food. Rather than prowl the produce aisle at the local grocery store, a number of families have embraced CSAs, or Community Supported Agriculture. For a fee, participants receive a weekly or biweekly assortment of fresh produce from a local farmer during the growing season, and depending on the CSA, the delivery might also include eggs, cheese and/or meat.”

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There are two pick-up sites for the fresh produce, and Carson said people can still sign up. They are:

  • Riverview Farms: Wednesday pick-ups at Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030, $30/week
  • Georgia Organics Direct: Tuesday pick-ups at Edgewood Community Learning Garden, 1503 Hardee St. Atlanta, GA, 30307, $20/week

“Along with our usual summer staples, there’s often an element of surprise with each delivery, giving the recipients the opportunity to try a new and delicious type of food that they might not have seen before in the local grocery store,” said Stephanie Van Parys, executive director of the Wylde Center, in the press release. “Many CSAs offer recipes on their websites utilizing the produce they distribute each week. Eating locally ensures your food is fresh and supports our local growers.”

Dena Mellick

Dena Mellick is the Associate Editor of Decaturish.com.