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Project GROWS Offering Gift CSA Program

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STAUNTON, Va (WVIR) -

Project GROWS in the Shenandoah Valley is back with its CSA program, but this year it’s available to more people - some who might not otherwise be able to afford it.

CSA, or community-supported agriculture, is a way to put fresh produce grown by local farmers in the hands of people. Project GROWS has 20 spots available, but it also has a gift CSA program, which offers five additional spots for lower-income families.

"That'll support our mission also in that it's increasing food access to people who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford this really healthy, awesome food, which should be affordable to everybody,” said Susanna Byrd, coordinator of marketing and outreach for Project GROWS.

It will cost you $500 to participate. Every week for 18 weeks, you get a half-bushel basket of fresh produce.

The deadline to sign up is April 1.

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