The Benefits Behind Local Farmers

What is CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become an incredibly popular method for consumers to buy local, seasonal produce from local farmers (LocalHarvest). For over twenty-five years in countless areas of the United States, CSA provides local consumers "memberships" to farmers' produce, which they receive each week of harvest (LocalHarvest).

Its Impact

A community of farmers come together and, "pledge support to a farm operations so that the farmland becomes, either legally or spiritually, the community's farm, with the growers and consumers providing mutual support and sharing the risks and benefits of food production (Community Supported Agriculture)." Although there is no government record on the amount of CSAs, tens of thousands of families joined local CSAs (LocalHarvest). Approximately 4,000 CSAs exist in the United States (LocalHarvest).