Monday, May 3, 2010

Organic farm produce to show up in unlikely spots this summer

"Chris Ruder of Wicker Park wanted to eat more fruits and vegetables. He wanted to support local organic agriculture. And he wanted to know the person growing his food.

So, like thousands of Chicagoans, he bought a share in a Midwest organic farm that would deliver weekly boxes of produce to the city in an arrangement called community-supported agriculture, or CSA.

"But the drop-off point was way on the North Side and at a time that didn't work for me," Ruder said of his experience last year. "And I figured if this was a hassle for me it must be a hassle for other people too."

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