Community Supported Agriculture

What the Pandemic Means for Farmers and CSAs

What the Pandemic Means for Farmers and CSAs

This is the second of a special three-part series by Martha Wagner and Mi Ae Lipe about how COVID-19 is transforming local food systems—farmers markets, local farms, and community and backyard gardens. ____________________ As we all know, no part of our lives has been...

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Meet the New Bounty from the Box Website

Meet the New Bounty from the Box Website

As we’ve been saying for the last few months, Bounty from the Box  is your soon-to-be-published guide to enjoying over the bounty commonly grown by community-supported agriculture (CSA) farms across the United States. However, as they say on late night TV, “But wait!...

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Why Buy Your Food Through a CSA?

Why Buy Your Food Through a CSA?

So now that we've established the start of a definition of a CSA, why are they important? Simply, CSAs allow regular non-farmers to participate in the production of the food they eat. Usually, that participation comes in the form of an annual membership fee to a CSA...

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Where Did CSAs Come From?

Where Did CSAs Come From?

Even though the CSA practices business in ways that feel old and traditional, their story and history is thoroughly modern. Various CSA models arose in several parts of the world in the latter part of the 20th century in response to rising concerns about food safety...

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What Is a CSA?

What Is a CSA?

What is a CSA indeed? The term CSA gets bandied about with increasing frequency and as the movement continues to grow, some people get left behind. That acronym, those three letters, are assumed to be self-evident it seems, but many people have questions. As a case in...

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