Community Supported Agriculture

About CSA

  • 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.