Community Supported Agriculture
- CSA is a community of people who support a farm operation so that the farmland becomes the community's farm.
- Members of CSA are called Shareholders.
- The farmers and consumers are equally important in CSA.
- The farm is usually separated into three separate groups of farmers, core group, and consumers.
- The farmers and consumers provide support and share the risks and benefits of food production.
- CSA offers a direction connection between the consumer and the farmer.
- Most CSAs offer a diversity of vegetables, fruits, and herbs.
- Some provide a full array of farm produce, including eggs, meat, milk, baked goods, and even firewood.
- CSA is sometimes known as "subscription farming."
- CSA gives the consumer a chance to also do something for the environment by not buying produce that has been trucked across the country while polluting the air and wasting resources.