Community Supported Agriculture

AP Environmental Science- Anna Moore

What is CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is another way to receive and distribute food. It is a group of people who have chosen to support certain farms and share the risks and benefits of having food grown near them. At the beginning of the season each person participating pays a fee and then receives weekly shares of vegetables and fruit. Some CSAs even have herbs, flowers, honey, eggs, dairy products, and meat.

Main Goals of CSA

The idea for CSA came from an Austrian philosopher named Rudolf Steiner. His philosophies were used to create the three main goals of CSA.

Community Supported Agriculture is a wonderful program used to help make people responsible for the environment and keep themselves healthier by eating fresh fruits and vegetables. It is important for people to be aware of what is put in their food so that they can improve the quality of their lives. The growth in CSAs will help our country to become more aware of what they put in their bodies and make our environment a better place.

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