I have known about Community Supported Agriculture for years and have been a member of a CSA at times. Now there is a Community Supported Fishery.
In a CSA you agree to pay the farmer a set amount of money at the start of the season, normally payments are made in the spring. You then get a share of the harvest each during the season. I would join a CSA locally if I could find one. A weekly box program from a farmer is not the same thing as a CSA, I know there those out there that think I am splitting hairs on this.
Last year Guy Johnson started the Michelle Rose CSF. Now he is looking for people interested in taking shares for the 2012 season. I am very interested in the idea and I think I will sign up, though I have to OK that with the boss as the full share includes a lot of shrimp and prawns, things Sheila does not eat. I am interested in getting a source of seafood directly from the source and this would seem to be a good option.
Guy Johnson operates out of Cowichan Bay which is where you have to pick up your share.
Gabe Epstein of the Gorge Tillicum Urban Farmers has organized a meeting for people locally to meet Guy Johnson.
The meeting will be Sunday March 4th at 5:30 pm at the Saanich Neighbourhood Place in Pearkes Arena.