What is a CSA?
Community supported agriculture, or CSA, is a shareholder system where someone, be it a household or individual, buys into a farm at the beginning of a season and receives a supply of fresh produce throughout that season.
This type of system helps the farmer ensure that they will have enough resources at the beginning of the season to purchase seeds, tools, and other supplies for a successful growing season. It’s extremely important to farmers to have security in their markets so that they can utilize their resources to be the most sustainable they an be.
A CSA also benefits the consumer in many ways. In addition to knowing that you’ll have a constant supply of fresh produce, you will also find comfort in knowing exactly where your produce comes from. The beauty of a CSA is that you can develop a relationship with your farmer so that you feel more connected to your food and your community.