Community Supported Agriculture
Community Supported Agriculture:
CSA is a system where you directly help the farmer and save money at the same time. In this system you prepay for the local farm produce in the winter or the spring, and during the summer’s harvest time you will get a weekly share from the local farm. Some CSA farms even accept labor contributions as a payment (From: USDA). CSA farms are present everywhere, look for one near you (via Local Harvest, Biodynamic Farming or Wilson College). Note: some CSA’s are not organic because they are too small to pay for certifications. Make a weekend trip out of it, go visit and look at the farm, talk to the owner.