If you are like me you are looking forward to attending the farmer's market again this year. For me it's not just about the food; going to the market gives me a sense of participating in the community. It's a social gathering based on good quality food with a hint of serenity and anticipation thrown in. I love riding the bike there and returning home with a basket full of new and colourful food. Even the craziness of the weather has an appeal, although I do feel badly for the participants, who have to shiver there way through the day. Anyhow, there is another way to enjoy the fruits (and vegetables) of the farmer's labour and guarantee yourself a basket full of local and seasonal foods every week and that's via the CSA's or Community Supported Agriculture. I'm in the process of collecting information about all the wonderful agricultural entrepreneurs in the Algoma area. Here's information about one that has been gathering steam for over 5 years now (you can look forward to a website/directory from Lee Ann soon).