CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It is a system that enables farmers to connect with consumers through a subscription service. Sometimes farms collaborate and offer produce from one farm and dairy products or meat from another.
The subscription is beneficial to the farmers because funds provide a means for them to purchase seeds and hire people to initiate the growing process. It’s beneficial for consumers because every week, during the growing season, a box of fresh, in-season produce is available for pick-up. Many farms participating in the CSA community also offer vegetables for sale for non-CSA members.
One of my favorite CSAs in New Hampshire is Stout Oak Farm.
To find a CSA near you, visit www.localharvest.org.