What does CSA stand for?
Community Supported Agriculture.
What is CSA?
CSA is an alternative food distribution model where customers pay farmers up front for a share of their upcoming harvest. The result is an engaging relationship that increases the overall understanding and value perception of small-scale, local agriculture.
What are the benefits of a CSA?
For farmers: upfront financing, guaranteed customers, direct customer contact, full share of the price. Community engagement,
For consumers: price and production transparency, access to freshly harvested local produce, education about sustainable agricultural practices. Community engagement.
Is CSA a global thing?
There are various iterations of the concept all over the world, in many different communities.