About our CSA
Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a movement that began
years ago in Japan and was introduced in the USA in 1985. There are now
over 1000 CSAs in North America, supporting small-scale, local farmers.
How does a CSA work?
Members buy a "share" of the harvest directly from the
before the season begins. Because members pay in advance the CSA allows
farmers to raise interest-free operating capital. In return, members receive
a steady supply of fresh food from the farm throughout the summer and fall.
When you join a CSA, you know exactly where your food is coming from. You
will meet the farmers, and you may even visit the farm.
The money for your share goes directly to the farmers. Volunteer
run the CSA, and there are no markups for advertising, storing, or distribution.
Because there are no guarantees that particular crops will succeed, you
share the financial risks along with the farmers. You also share in the
bounty of the farm, and members usually receive high quality vegetables
and herbs at below-market prices.
When you buy locally grown produce, there is no need to transport it
long distances. Buying local uses less fossil fuel and ensures that your
food is really fresh. As a member of a CSA, you will be supporting small-scale,
ecological, local farming, and helping maintain our regional farmlands and
rural areas. You will eat delicious, healthy, non-toxic food.
If you have more questions, e-mail us at email@example.com