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.