What is a CSA?
A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a partnership between a farm and a community of supporters which provides a direct link between the production of food and your table. By supporting your local farm you gain so much – health, a connection with your farmer, the earth and the community.
Supporters help cover a farm’s yearly operating budget by purchasing a share of the season’s harvest. CSA members make a commitment to support the farm throughout the season, and share in the bounty of growing food.
Members help pay for seeds, water, equipment maintenance, labor, etc. In return, the farm provides, to the best of its ability, a healthy supply of seasonal, fresh produce throughout the growing season.
This mutually supportive relationship between local farmers, growers and community members helps create an economically stable farm operation in which members are assured the highest quality produce, often at below retail prices. In return, farmers and growers are guaranteed a reliable market for a diverse selection of crops.