25 May '11, 4pm

11 extreme ways to eat and drink closer to home

11 extreme ways to eat and drink closer to home

. Community-supported agriculture has relied mainly on growers with their own patch of terra firma (i.e., a farm) to grow and harvest food for members. But what if you’re a grower minus the soil? Why not ask others to donate their unused land (i.e., yards) as “fields”? Examples of this new local-eating craze include Magic Bean Farm in Seattle and Farm Yard CSA in Denver (which also uses a church yard in addition to residential yards to grow its organic goodies). Another take is Your Backyard Farmer in Portland, Ore., where gardeners create a custom organic garden on your property, maintain it, pick the produce, and leave a weekly harvest basket on your doorstep. If you’re looking for a yard-sharing CSA, want to “donate” your yard, or just hope to swap homegrown produce with likeminded neighbors,

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