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Have you ever thought about the produce you get? Is it fresh? Organic? Local? Sometimes it can be hard to make sure that all of these boxes are checked by simply going to yourpreferredgrocery store. But fear not. Alocal business is turning that doubt into a simple online ordering systemwith its CSA(Community Supported Agriculture),Eating with the Seasons.

The Herbert Family has hadafarmin Hollister for four generations, producing organic produce. In 2000,Pat Herbert decided to create aneasier wayfor consumers to get his produce directly. He wanted people to know where theirfood was coming from; thus,the CSA was born.

In 2002, his daughter, Becky, joined the team and helped to grow the business to what it is today.With 120 pick-uplocationsspanningfrom Hollisternorth to San Rafael,Eating with the Seasonshas more than 1,200 customers that receive fresh local produce each week.Typical pick-up sites include neighborhood sites, local businesses, and even larger companies such as Google and Microsoft, where fresh produce is delivered toemployees.

The CSA partners with many local organic farms to provide a wide array of produce, dairy, and meatoptions to satisfy every customer.

Becky Herbert hasbeen directingEating with the Seasonsfor 15 years, andin 2016she openedtheFarmhouse Cafin downtown Hollister.The cafuseslocal produce and meat that you can get through the CSA, and sells local goods like fresh eggs, cheese and yogurt.In the kitchen shealsopreparespremade dips, soups and salads that she sells through the CSA.

Becoming part of the CSAis simple. Customers can gotoeatwiththeseasons.com,up for a weeklysubscription and choose an order size based on how many people they wish to feed. Then, they can choose a pick-up location that is mostconvenientand selecta payment plan. Once signed up, the customer gets to choose the goodies they want each week.

Herbert said she isproud of what her CSA has accomplished in the food industry.

"Mygoal with Eating with the Seasons is to provide anaffordable way for people to get local organic foodand alsoto givefarmersan outlet to get their food to consumers," she said.

In a time where you can get anything with the click of a button, Eating with the Seasons hopes to bring fresh foodin the same way.

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