CSA – What is a CSA?

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CSA Stands for Community Supported Agriculture
The CSA concept originated in Japan in the 1960s because a group of women were concerned with the use of pesticides, the increase in processed and imported food and the loss of farmers and farmland. The first CSA in the U.S. was created in Massachusetts in 1984. Today there are over 2,500 CSAs in the United States.

CSA Benefits

Fresh produce picked at the peak of ripeness, not shipped from across the country or stored for weeks.
Encourages sustainable farming by growing food with minimal impact on the environment.
Cultivates a feeling of satisfaction, knowing where your food came from and how it was grown and raised.
Buying local helps support the local economy.

CSA programs have become a very popular alternative way to buy fresh vegetables, seasonal fruits, meats and eggs directly from a local farmer. CSA programs create a relationship between you and the farm. Essentially, you pay a fee which entitles you to share in weekly vegetable harvests throughout the season. If you participate in the livestock CSA, you purchase a pre-determined size share of livestock that is raised here on the farm and processed for you.

Available CSA Shares