“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.”
-Good Oak, A Sand County Almanac.
What is CSA?
Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is a food production and distribution system that directly connects farmers and consumers. In short: people buy "shares" of a farm's harvest in advance and then receive a portion of the crops as they're harvested.
Farmers earn important early-season capital and have a guaranteed market for their produce. Barring a disastrous harvest, consumers enjoy overall lower food costs, field-fresh produce, and greater access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
Some CSAs offer more than fruits and vegetables. Eggs, honey, flowers, and even poultry and other meats can be part of a vibrant CSA program.
You can find a farm near you to collaborate with by taking a trip to your local farmers market or a quick google search.