If you are a fan of fresh produce and farmers markets, look into supporting a local farm through a CSA (it stands for Community Supported Agriculture). CSA is a unique model of local agriculture that puts the consumer and the farmer into a mutually beneficial relationship. Members pay an annual or seasonal fee to receive a weekly basket of produce from the farm’s harvest directly to their front door, or to a convenient drop-off location.
Many farms offer a variety of subscriptions, where buyers receive a weekly or monthly basket of produce, flowers, fruits, eggs, milk, meats, or any sort of different farm products. There are over 2000 CSAs throughout the country so there is probably one near you – check out local ones at Local Harvest or get more information on the US Department of Agriculture site.