Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a system of growing and distributing organic produce that restores the link between farmers and the surrounding communities. Successful in Japan and Western Europe since 1965, today CSA programs operate on thousands of farms in North America.
Before the season starts, households purchase a "share" of the year's harvest from a local organic farm. CSA "shareholders" pay for their produce at the beginning of the growing season, providing the necessary start-up funds for farmers to purchase seeds, supplies and soil amendments.
CSA is a system that benefits everyone: The farmer gains a healthy, economically viable farm business; the consumer receives affordable, fresh, healthy organic food, the local economy is strengthened; and the local environment becomes healthier as CSAs cut down on transportation and packaging.
At Wheelbarrow Farm we are committed to ecological practices. We provide a packaging free CSA share which means the elimination of waste in the delivery of fresh produce. So come prepared with your bags and go home with vegetables picked just a few hours ago!
Tony Neale, founder and farmer of Wheelbarrow Farm describes our CSA program. What exactly is a CSA and is it right for you or your family? Learn how our CSA works and what makes us different.