Community Supported Agriculture

CSAs

Why join a Community Supported Agriculture?

Becoming a member of a Community Supported Agriculture is not only a very good idea, but has become very popular over the last several years. Community Supported Agricultures have become a popular way for consumers to buy local food directly from a famer. To sum it up farmers offer shares (box of vegetables) and interested consumers purchase a share and in return receive a box of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.

Benefits

1. Ultra-fresh, locally grown produce, filled with flavor & vitamin benefits sent to consumer

2. New vegetables and new ways of cooking

3. Consumers get to visit farm at least once a season

4. Consumers develop relationship with farmer who grows their food

5. Consumers learn more about how food is grown

6. Money is saved by the consumer

7. Consumers receive better understanding of the seasons and what grows in their area


Source: localharvest.org

Environmental Science Student