CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and it is a partnership between local farmers and supportive members. Farmers receive payment for an entire season upfront, and members become share-holders who get a weekly share of harvested produce! This arrangement benefits both farmers and members: Farmers have a guaranteed market and money to pay for labor and supplies at the beginning of the season; you get fresh food all season while knowing the origin of your food and how it’s grown. Also, people who eat fresh fruit and vegetables as part of their daily diet have a reduced risk of many chronic diseases. Therefore, buying locally grown food is not only good for the environment and the economy, it’s also great for your health!

For information on CSA programs in the region, click here.