Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
CSA, or community supported agriculture, has become a popular way for consumers to buy local and seasonal produce directly from a farmer. The consumer purchases a “share” (or membership) from a farmer and in return, they receive a box of fresh produce (or coffee, meat, or whatever else the producer chooses) each week throughout the farming season. Some CSAs allow you to choose every-other-week schedules, adding extra things like handmade pasta or nuts, or even different sizes of boxes. You may have to pick your box up at a central location or it may be delivered right to your home or work.
To find a CSA near you, visit a local farmer’s market or go to www.localharvest.org and search by your location.