What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?
Farming ain't easy. Farmers purchase seeds, work the ground, and start plants months before the first delicious bite is taken. It's a risky business, dependent on the weather and the sweat on your brow. One way to support family farms is to participate in a CSA! But what is a CSA?!
Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a farming model where eaters invest directly in a farm by purchasing vegetable shares at the beginning of the year. This way, farmers get funds in the spring when they need them and eaters get a weekly box of vegetables during the season! CSA programs come in all different shapes and sizes...each as unique as the farm they come from!
Members come together to share in the bounty & risk of the farm!
CSA is about Health
CSA members are getting fresh & healthy food, harvested seasonally, at peak flavor, & direct from the source.
CSA is about Learning
CSAs teach us about seasonality and the flavor of our region. Many CSAs come with weekly newsletters on the best ways to prepare farm fresh foods!