Community Supported Agriculture
by Sarah Heiniger
Advantages and Disadvantages to CSA
The farmers benefit from CSA because they receive their profit spread out throughout the season so it is easier for the to budget their income. They also have an opportunity to get to know their costumers.
However there are some risks one takes when participating in CSA. For example, farmers can't control variables like the weather, and they can never be completely sure that they will meet their quota. If there was a drought and the supply of crops greatly dropped, then the farmer wouldn't be able to supply the family with their weekly crops and there would be a problem at hand. In this case the families are not usually reimbursed for the the crops they already paid for but didn't receive.