Community Supported Agriculture (or CSA) is a system developed by local peoples to create a localized food supply around the customer base. Each farm offers shares to consumers and they receive, in turn, a portion of the harvest. This helps to defray the initial operating cost of each season's harvest.

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AFSIC: Community Supported Agriculture
Explains CSA, helps find local farms, provides information on eating seasonally and regionally, provides CSA resources for farmers and helps locate organizations and Web sites.
Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas
A short paper overviewing what a CSA is and what it takes to get one going from a farmers perspective. Includes a good bibliography of resources. Prepared in 1997 by Lane Greer of Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Community Supported Agriculture: An Introduction to CSA
Provides a history of this movement, its objectives, how it works, how it is organized and how it benefits consumers, families and farmers.
Eating for Your Community
This short article by Robyn Van En, one of the founders of CSA in the US, overviews when and why the CSA movement hit the United States and is followed by "CSA Roots in Japan" by Brewster Kneen.
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