Marilyn Jenkins

2016 Jul 18For example, at Sweet Grass, owner Ryan Trimm has created a kind of CSA known as Chef Supported Agriculture. The idea behind Chef Supported Agriculture is to give consumers more variety, as opposed to just offering a few types of vegetables each week. A farmer only grows a couple of crops at a time, so a single farmer cannot offer a wide variety to the consumer. For this reason, restaurants have to order from several different farmers. So when ordering various products for the restaurant menu, Trimm orders extras and creates his Chef Supported Agriculture boxes. Trimm’s packages include: produce from a couple of farmers, a local product, something made by Sweet Grass and a recipe. Similar to regular CSAs, Chef Support Agriculture by Sweet Grass is delivered once a week for eight weeks.