Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

A growing segment of food consumers want to know the person who is growing their food. And they want to support local producers. This phenomenon has given rise to a movement called Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). In this type of system, the farmer or producer grows food for a group of subscribers who commit to buying a portion of the production from the farm. Production can come from a single grower or several growers working together. For a better understanding of Community Supported Agriculture and how it works, read Understanding Community Supported Agriculture.

For more information on this topic, see the links listed below of articles posted on related Web sites.

Understanding CSA
  • Community Supported Agriculture, Sustainable Agriculture Network -- Community Supported Agriculture has revolutionized thinking about how farmers and consumers can participate in a local food system based on mutual trust.
CSA Resources

Revised September, 2019.