[Market-farming] CSA (more info)
Road's End Farm
organic87 at frontiernet.net
Sun Feb 15 10:30:58 EST 2009
Sorry -- just realized that while the info I was thinking of is on the
website I gave below, it isn't immediately obvious how to get to it
from the page I first gave. Try these (part of the same site):
On Feb 15, 2009, at 10:19 AM, Road's End Farm wrote:
> On Feb 15, 2009, at 12:52 AM, Jim Goodman wrote:
>> By the way, could someone tell us what a CSA is......I guess its some
>> kind of consumer group...we would like to try something like this in
>> our local city ....sorry, we're new!
> Community Supported Agriculture.
> Basically, customers/members pay a set amount per year for a share of
> that year's production; and expect to get farm product (often weekly,
> for a set number of weeks during the year); with exactly what's in the
> shares varying by season and according to what's doing well on that
> farm. They generally also expect a more direct connection with "their
> farm" than they'd have from getting their food by other routes.
> Beyond that, details vary wildly. Here's a good web site to start from:
> -- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 5 mostly
> Fresh-market organic produce, small scale
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