Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a way to market your farm’s locally grown food while building personal connections with your customers. Traditional CSAs provide buyers with the chance to sign up for a season and receive a box of fresh produce straight from your farm every week. Many farms offer convenient pick-up locations in urban areas or schedule deliveries for their CSA members. Add-on options, such as eggs, cheese, and fresh-cut flowers, can also be included. The CSA resources below can help you get started with integrating this model into your farm business.
- What’s Next for CSAs?
- CSA Toolkit
- Workplace CSA Models
- CSA Models and Strategies
- CSA Systems of Operation
- Design Tips for Marketing Your CSA
- Community Supported Agriculture in Western North Carolina
- 10 Easy Ways to Incorporate Farm to Hospital into Health and Wellness Programming
- Community Supported Agriculture Entering the 21st Century: Results from the 2001 National Survey
- Local Harvest: A Multifarm CSA Handbook
- CSAs as a Strategy to Increase Food Access
This webpage is based on work supported by the Farmers’ Market Promotion Program (FMPP) Grant Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA, under award No. 12-25-G-1380.
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.