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What is a CSA?


Community Supported Agricultur­e (CSA) schemes vary in how they work. Generally, it's a direct relationsh­ip between a farmer and the people who eat the food the farmer produces.

CSA farms are directly accountabl­e to their consumer members. They strive to provide fresh, high-quality food and typically use natural farming and regenerati­ve methods.

There tends to be more people working on CSA farms than on convention­al farms, and some CSAs encourage members to work on the farm in exchange for a portion of their membership costs.

CSA is a shared commitment to building a more local and equitable agricultur­al system, one that allows farmers to focus on good farming practices and still maintain productive and profitable farms.

Source: CSA Network Australia NZ, www.csanetwork­

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