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CSA in Vancouver, USA

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To the land developers and elected naysayers who've repeatedly declared that farming in Clark County is dead, here's something organic to chew on:

In the past 4 years, the number of CSA farms in the Vancouver area has grown from 4 to at least 20. In a county whose population is well above 400,000 souls (most of whom eat regularly) I can comfortably predict that this number will continue to increase. 

CSA is one of the most direct routes from field to eater. Educated consumers are increasingly demanding exactly this kind of strong link to their food. 

In a globalizing economy, food is a basic source of comfort; direct connection to its source is imperative.

Now for the shameless self-promotion:

http://columbian.com/article/20090316/NEWS02/703169955/