Community Supported Agriculture, often shortened to CSA, is a prepaid subscription to a farm’s produce for the season. Most CSAs give shareholders a weekly supply of veggies, herbs, fruits and sometimes even eggs and meat. You know it’s fresh and you get to meet the farm and people who grew your food! The prepaid CSA arrangements also makes it a source of financial security for the farmer. Some CSAs also incorporate farm workdays for shareholders.
CSAs have been very popular recently. Be sure to sign up early before subscriptions are filled!
Shared Harvest CSA, locally grown vegetables for your winter
Shared Harvest CSA is a multiple farm Winter CSA that connects local, small-scale family farmers with people who wish to eat well while supporting local farms. In 2010 our primary vegetable growers are Picadilly Farm and Riverland Farm, both are certified organic. Busa Farm and Brookwood Community Farm are joining Shared Harvest this year, each growing a small number of leafy greens. Cider Hill Farm grows our apples (IPM) and Charley Baer provides our dried beans (IPM). Produce for Shared Harvest CSA is grown within 100 miles of where you will pick it up.