Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a popular way for consumers to get their produce. What is it? Well a CSA is basically like buying a share in a farm. In return for your payment you get a portion of the produce in return. This type of system is beneficial for both the farmer and the consumer. The farmer gets money early in the season to help with cash flow. The farmer does not have to wait till the end of the season to get paid, so they are more relaxed and can focus on growing awesome produce. Plus, it brings community back to the farm. The farmer meets the consumer and has interaction with them, to know what to grow. The consumer gets to meet the person that is growing their food and also gets farm fresh produce delivered right to their door every week.
Is there risk? This system involves a little shared risk. If the farm has a bounty then you will have huge returns. If there is a drought or swarm of locust that kill half of the crop you get less. This one concept with be the turning point in you joining a CSA. For me, it is worth the risk.
Most of the CSA’s are filling up fast, but there is still an opportunity to get into one.
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