Community Supported Agriculture
What Are They...And How do They Work?
History and Types
Farmer Managed - When the farmer maintains the CSA and is in charge of involving shareholders.
Shareholder/Subscriber - The shareholders hire the farmers and the shareholders run most of the CSA.
Farmer Cooperative - A group of farmers get together and run the CSA (my family gets produce from this kind of CSA! The produce is so much better than what you can buy at the grocery store!)
Farmer-shareholder cooperative - Sellers and consumers take an equal role in running the CSA.
- CSAs help your local community.
- They can lead to a healthier lifestyle free from the use of harmful pesticides and toxins in your diet.
- The food tastes a lot better than what you can buy at your grocery store.
- You know exactly where your food is coming from.
- You know and can trust the person from whom you are getting your food.
- Develops a sense of community.
- Better for the environment.