Definitions for "Community Supported Agriculture"
Keywords:  csa, farmer, farm, weekly, season
programs enable farms to share the risk and abundance of producing food with the consumer by selling consumers a share of the season's harvest in the springtime and then supplying the consumers with weekly produce rations throughout the harvest season.
A CSA is a paid subscription to a farm where people buy a share of the farm and are provided with a variety of fruits and vegetables in return according to what is in season on a routine basis. This is an excellent way to build a relationship with a farmer and support local agriculture.
( CSA) A nationwide movement linking local consumers and farmers into communities. Typical CSA's consist of a group of consumer shareholders that pay a sum in advance in exchange for a regular selection (weekly, biweekly) of in-season crops produced by a farm.