Community Supported Agriculture consists of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation so that the farmland becomes, either legally or spiritually, the community's farm, with the growers and consumers providing mutual support and sharing the risks and benefits of food production. Typically, members or "share-holders" of the farm or garden pledge in advance to cover the anticipated costs of the farm operation and farmer's salary. In return, they receive shares in the farm's bounty throughout the growing season, as well as satisfaction gained from reconnecting to the land and participating directly in food production. Members also share in the risks of farming, including poor harvests due to unfavorable weather or pests. By direct sales to community members, who have provided the farmer with working capital in advance, growers receive better prices for their crops, gain some financial security, and are relieved of much of the burden of marketing.
I found this on a USDA site and I think It is a great explanation of what a C.S.A is and how it benefits the community and the farmer.
I am trying to create a sustainable farming system that we have been refining for the past four years. Our goal is to provide the community with an alternative option to better quality food @ an affordable price. This is a great way to reconnect with your food & eat a superior product!
We only are taking 150 members, so please don't wait until the last week of May to sign up.