CSA: Produce has never been easier!
by: Mikako Muta
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a group of people who pledge to support the transition of individually owned farmland, to a community shared farmland. In return, the members will receive a share of the harvest, and trade within the group. This strategy allows for better prices for the buyers, and relieves them from the burden of marketing.
Advantages for farmers:
- More time is spent marketing instead of long 16 hour days
- Payment is given early in the season, so they have a stable income
- Ability to communicate and meet their consumers
Advantages for consumers:
- Fresh food, and they can see where the food is produced
- New ways to cook and new expose to produce
- A visit to the farm at least once a year
- Kids typically enjoy the vegetables after seeing/meeting the farmer
- Develop a great relationship with their local farmers
*Guaranteed fresh produce*
Community Supported Agriculture: What to expect when you join a farm
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What I have learned:
For me, I grew up in Idaho, produce and farming has always been a big part of my life. I have raised livestock and worked on a farm for as long as I can remember, so this movement has really impacted me. My aunt is a CSA farmer, and my grandma is a CSA member. After going into deeper analysis, I realized how great this whole movement is. CSA is about supporting local, gaining friendship, and fresh farm goods in return. Moreover, my mother has become a CSA member and we now fully buy local. The positivity in this movement is endless and I truly believe that it benefits everyone involved.