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CSA in the workplace. November 11, 2008

Filed under: Food,Growing — Annette @ 10:05 am

This is such a brilliant idea.

CSA: community supported agriculture.  Basically, you buy a share in a farm, and receive farm fresh produce (vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, etc.) directly from the farm throughout the growing season.

Now organizations are starting to connect CSAs with worksites.  It’s a win-win for everyone.  The farmer has a captive audience, and gets buy-in from the employees.  He delivers the produce directly to the worksite.  It’s worth his time because he does have a large captive audience, and it couldn’t be any more convenient for the employees.  PLUS the employer wins, too, because the employees are eating healthy foods and healthier employees = better bottom line.

I’ve been very interested in worksite wellness programs for quite some time, but this is a brilliant new spin on it.  Don’t just teach people about healthy eating habits.  Deliver the healthy foods directly to their office.


3 Responses to “CSA in the workplace.”

  1. Lyndell Says:

    Neato. I’m not into hauling stuff on the bus. I already carry too much, and it’s just my lunch, phone, headset, tiny umbrella, USB hub, and water bottle. I think it’d be great if our office had daily catering in the unfinished space; at least a sandwich bar. It’s pretty awesome when they do have catering for some event.

  2. Kristin Says:

    I know what you mean- worksite wellness has been such an interest of mine, and when I read about CSA it was the same reaction, “Ohhh yeah!” Have you seen the push for hospitals and non profits to receive grants to buy locally grown food as a majority of their supply?

  3. Annette Says:

    I haven’t, but I did go to a farm-to-school workshop yesterday, so I know it’s up and coming in all fields.

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