CSA = Community Supported Agriculture
In a CSA farm, members pledge their support for their farm at the beginning of the season and then come to the farm each week throughout the season to pick up a share of the harvest. Members enter a direct and mutually supporting relationship with their farm and their farmers, sharing both the risks and rewards inherent in farming and fostering a vibrant local food community.
A CSA farm is about connections. The idea came from Japan in the 1960’s. There, the concept of a CSA was called teikei, which means literally “food with a face.” A CSA farm makes a direct connection between the farmers, the food they grow, the land on which it’s grown, and the families who eat the food. When our members receive their CSA shares, they know who grew it and where it comes from — they can see our faces on it.
As a CSA member, you are placing value on your local community, on the quality of the food that your family shares, and on the land which sustains all of us.