ORONO - It may be hard to believe, but spring is right around the corner.
Local farmers are getting ready for the season, and allowing customers to take part in community supported agriculture, also known as CSA.
The work is similar to presales, with the customer investing in a certain amount of product.
"When you join a CSA here, now, it helps our farmers have cash flow early in the season when it's tight, and often they will give you extra vegetables on an order of about ten percent on top of your CSA share," explains customer John Jemison.
Adds farmer Clayton Carter, "I think that we all get excited looking this time at seed catalogs and thinking about our gardens or farms, and it's a neat way to come and talk to farmers about their plans and just to get excited about the upcoming season and all the great things we have to eat."
A "Meet Your Famers" event will be held March 1st at 1 pm - 4 pm at the Maine Holistic Center.
Jaclyn Cangro joined WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox 22 in September of 2013. She was raised in suburban New York and graduated cum laude from Emerson College with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2013.
While at Emerson, she won the 2012 New England Emmy Award for Best College Newscast as co-executive producer. She was also nationally ranked by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA) as one of the Top 20 Sports Broadcasters in the country, being one of two females on the list.
When not on the air, she enjoys watching and rooting for the New York Mets and New England Patriots.
She’s excited to explore all Maine has to offer! If you have any story ideas, contact her at JCangro@wvii.com or tweet her @jaclyncangro.