Oh, that's my farmer!
Don't I have good taste?
We're taking back our food system!
It needs a human face.
I just can't wait till Tuesday
To see what's in our box.
Community Supported Agriculture really rocks!
Harvest bad? Harvest brisk?
We share the bounty, share the risk.
Cheap food gone berserk,
We pay directly, to those who do the work…..
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. A farmer offers a certain number of shares to the public. The share consists of a box of seasonal produce throughout the farming season. CSA is advantageous for farmers because they receive payment for the shares early in the season, helping their farm's cash flow. CSA is advantageous for consumers because they get to eat fresh food, they are exposed to new vegetables and ways of cooking and they know where their food is grown while developing a relationship with the local farmer.
CSAs are not confined to simply produce; some farmers include bread, eggs, meat, cheese or other farm products.
If you wish to learn more about sustaining our planet and local economy by participating in a CSA, please visit www.localharvest.org/csa/