|What is Community
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between consumers and farmers working together to build an ecologically sustainable and socially just food supply.
CSA members get a regular supply of fresh, organic produce--for less than retail prices--share the costs and risks of running a small-scale farm, and supply a portion of the labor necessary for producing and distributing the food.
CSA farmers are ensured a guaranteed market and fair price for produce, and gain a personal relationship with the people they feed.
CSA provides a positive alternative to the agribusiness industry by creating a system where members know exactly where and how their produce is grown. Only about three cents of every dollar you spend on food at the supermarket makes it back to the farmer who grew it. Food in a grocery store travels an average of 1,300 miles to reach the consumer, and too often is produced by agricultural workers paid abysmal wages. CSA farms use sustainable practices that help protect the health of the environment, farmworkers, and consumers.