The La Vista CSA is preparing for its 11th season this year and is currently seeking additional members. The Community Supported Garden located at the Oblate Novitiate in Godfrey started with only a few rows, but now has expanded to several acres, with preparations already underway for spring greens.
Eric Stevens is the head farmer and is beginning his 4th season. He says the heat of last summer was a challenge, but the produce did well because they prepared for it:
Stevens says the main benefit for shareholders is knowing where their produce comes from, and that they are grown in a responsible manner without chemicals and only natural materials to mix with the soil. If you'd like more information about joining the garden, call 467-2104, or follow the link: www.lavistacsa.org