Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is an agricultural system that views us all as either producers or co-producers of healthy food. Farmers need eaters and eaters need farmers. A CSA arrangement is a way for eaters to co-produce by providing support for the farmer early in the season when money is needed for seeds and other infrastructure expenses. We use the phrase “shared risks, shared rewards” to describe this program. When harvest is hot, you get loads of food! But members also recognize and appreciate that challenges such as unfavorable weather, disease and pests are part of the risks of agriculture and can affect the harvest. In exchange for signing up, the producer does his/her best to provide as much excellent and fresh food as possible during the weeks of delivery.