Community Supported Agriculture
or simply, CSA
By Emma Matthews
What is CSA?
The Growth of CSA
This picture well represents
the producer and consumer side of this community.
This farm has a weekly schedule
of what will be in the consumer's box.
Here is an example
of what one of the boxes would look like that the consumer receives.
Benefits of CSA
CSA is also very beneficial to the consumers receiving the food. One way this is so is because the food received is much fresher than most regularly bought produce and, therefore has all of its original flavor and nutrients. The consumer will also become more aware of different types of produce and more ways of preparing them. Usually, a consumer will visit their farm at least once a season, thereby even furthering the bond between the farm community and learning more about the food's actual production.
Byron, Janice. (2012, January 9). Growth of community supported agriculture. UC Newsroom of the University of California.
(2013). Community supported agriculture. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center.
(2012). Community supported agriculture. Local Harvest.