Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

A Community Supported Agriculture business format, commonly called a CSA for short, is a system of growing food for a set group of customers, who invest in the grower via a subscription service. The customers pay a set price for a pre-determined amount of regular produce, which varies with the season. Subscribers usually pay up-front costs for the service and often will either pick up the produce or have the produce delivered via a regular route or a pre-determined pick up point.

A CSA is good for cash flow and for security, as buyers “contract” up-front so the market is solid for the year’s production season.

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