Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Did you know that the 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture identified over 12,000 CSAs in the United States (up from only 906 in 2008!) CSA farms offer 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. It’s a great way for farmers to gauge demand and get payment early in the year to help cash flow, and the customers get fresh, local food all summer. It’s a win-win!

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