David Lebovitz, one of our favorite food bloggers, has written a great account of the “Community Supported Agriculture” (CSA) scene in Paris…

tomato platePhoto: David Lebovitz

Text by David Lebovitz

About a year ago, I was having supper in a friend’s apartment and everything we ate was simple, and tasted really good. He’d lived on a farm near Toulouse for many years, where he worked for one of France’s agricultural organizations. Now he lives in Paris and I was surprised when he told me that the onions we were eating on the tart he’d made were from a panier, or a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box.

He gets a weekly panier from Les Paniers du Val de Loire. I kept hemming and hawing, thinking how nice it was to shop at my local market and pick out everything myself. But I finally signed up a couple of weeks ago, and got my first panier yesterday.

To read the full post on David’s blog, click here.
Paris & Regional CSA-Style Organizations

Les Paniers du Val de Loire


Tous Primeurs

Couleurs Bio


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In the United States, you can find a CSA supplier through Local Harvest

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