Community Supported Agriculture
What are they?
CSAs are a locally based economic model of food distribution and agriculture. Members pay at the beginning of growing season for a share of the harvest, and once harvesting begins, they receive a weekly share of the product (usually fruits, vegetables, herbs, honey, dairy products, meat, etc.).
Why are they growing?
CSAs emphasize the production of high-quality food for a local community, often using organic farming methods, viable through the shared-risk membership. The idea is that CSAs reduce farmer worry of crop yield and profits, allowing for better quality foods to reach the homes of the community members.