I first learned about CSA last year when I heard people talking about a CSA farm in our area. I was interested because I was trying to get my family and animals on an organic diet and an organic horsekeeping regimen and I was looking for ways to find organic produce. Beyond that I did not even know what the initials CSA stood for. When I contacted the farm, I discovered the time for buying shares had passed for the upcoming season. I did more research on the CSA movement so I would be ready for the next year.
CSA stands for community supported agriculture. Interested people pay for shares in the farm at the beginning of the year in February and March and then each week through late spring, summer and fall, you receive a share of the produce. CSA or community supported agriculture is an amazing vehicle for those who want to eat locally grown produce and support local farmers. We sent in our payment in March and received our first share in late April. All I can say after an incredible summer of beautiful produce is that CSA has been a huge success for our family.