|Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a “membership” or a “subscription”) and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.
Thinking about signing up for a CSA but want to learn more about the idea before you commit? Click here to read a good article on CSAs, including the good (a lot), the bad (not much) and the green (the food and delivery method).