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What is a CSA?

CSA is not a marketing model or a business scheme, it is a

way of life. The CSA concept came to the U.S. in the 1980’s, and since then it has become a nationwide movement that brings small farmers and consumers closer together. As a CSA member, this relationship to your farmers and CSA community cannot be understated. There are many ways to get food; choosing to join a CSA means a commitment to eating seasonally and locally-grown food, as well as investing in

small family farms. 

A Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program is a

two- way relationship created by the purchase of a “share” in the annual harvest of our farmers. Our farmers provide fresh organic produce throughout the summer growing season.

In turn you, the CSA members, make a financial commitment to the farms in the spring, and share in the harvest through the summer into early autumn. This creates a market for our local organic farmers, and provides CSA members a source of fresh, locally grown organic produce. Partnering together, farmers and members share the risks and rewards of each year’s harvest.

Visit LocalHarvest.org for more CSA information and resources:

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