CSA boxes provide fresh fruit and veggies and can also include extras like dairy products, jams, nuts, and other local goods. Photo courtesy of Farm Fresh to You.

It’s a win-win to give the gift of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables from a local farm. A great way to do this is with a produce box or holiday basket through a local CSA (community-supported agriculture) farm. One option is Farm Fresh to You, which runs a CSA program with its farm Capay Organic and other local vendors. Delivery options include area food banks, some of which are helping people affected by the recent wildfires, as well as individual homes or offices. Gift boxes can be one time or ongoing and may be customized with extra items like pasture-raised eggs, hand-crafted jams, local honey, organic nuts, dried fruit, coffee, holiday wreaths, sweets, and more. Info: here
 
When you purchase a CSA subscription, it’s an investment in local farming that helps farmers plan and budget for the coming year. For more options, see our guide to area farms offering CSA programs for produce, meat, fish, medicinal herbs, and flowers:  here