What Is a CSA?

According to Local Harvest   “Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a “membership” or a “subscription”) and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.”

There are a number of successful CSA’s in the metro area. Consumers are happy to get fresh, local produce and farmers are happy to make a living growing and selling it.

Although not all CSA’s are strictly organic, most follow Integrated Pest management and minimize pesticide use.

Georgia Organics has a searchable map of CSA’s in the metro area.

 

Click here to find a CSA near you.

Click here to find a fresh Farmer’s Market near you.

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