Community Supported Agriculture



A CSA, short for Community Supported Agriculture, is a system that “provides city residents with the opportunity to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown by local regional farmers”. Not only does this allow for a better expansion of locally fresh produce being sold or eaten in a city setting but it also allows for a personal connection to how our food is produced, where it comes from, and the quality of the food we have access to.

CSA_text1Community Supported Agriculture is very important to the alternative food system. Local affiliates provide the community with fresh, sustainable food that allows for there to be a link between sustainable food control and decreasing the distance between agri-food production and urban customers. Customer involvement is a defining factor when it comes to CSA’s. The consumer-producer relationship is one that aids in  education, internal/external involvement and mutual understanding of a community’s needs which helps to establish alliances that create this framework.


Community Supported Agriculture Access Points