Community Supported Agriculture

Benefits of CSAs

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For over 25 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. The vegetables you receive as a CSA member are of topnotch quality and as fresh as it gets, being distributed just after harvest.
  • A farmer offers a certain number of "shares" to the public; usually the share consists of a box of produce.
  • Interested consumers purchase a share (or membership) and receive a box of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.

It's a Growing Time

CSAs eliminate distributors, forging direct connections between farmers and consumers. There are more than 3,500 CSAs nationally. Researchers have found that CSAs are adapting and changing to meet consumer interest in and demand for locally produced food.

  • CSAs aren't confined to produce. Some farmers include the option for members to buy shares of eggs, homemade bread, meat, cheese, fruit, flowers, etc with their veggies.
  • One increasingly common one is the "mix and match" CSA. Instead of making a standard box of vegetables for every member each week, the members are allowed boxes with some degree of personal choice.

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What is in a typical share?
  • They aim to provide you with a well-rounded mix of produce every week that is interesting but not overwhelming. Since all the produce in the share is seasonal, the type and number of items you receive will vary, depending on the time of year.

Are the vegetables organic?

  • They do not use any synthetic herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers. They use age-old, natural soil building techniques to produce vibrant, healthy produce.


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