Community Supported Agriculture
What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?
Community Supported Agriculture consists of a community that want a farm operation where the consumers give mutual support to the farmers growing the food. The farm is considered to be owned by the whole community.
How CSA works diagram.
This shows the pro's and con's of CSA and exactly how it works.
A sample of a CSA logo.
This logo provides a comforting visual about CSA.
Actual CSA farm logo.
This logo shows their are CSA's existing today around the world.
Their are Benefits for both People and Farmers!
Advantages for Farmers:
- Get to spend time marketing the food early in the year, before their 16 hour days in the field begin and their social life decreases
- Receive payment early in the season
- Know the people who eat the food
Advantages for People:
- Eat ultra-fresh food, with all the flavor and vitamin benefits that store bought food does not have
- Get exposed to new vegetables and new ways of cooking to create newer food ideas
- Usually get to visit the farm at least once a season and see how the food is doing
- Find that kids typically favor food from "their" farm and even veggies they've never been known to eat
- Develop a relationship with the farmer who grows their food and learn more about how food is grown