Benefits For Farmers/ Homesteaders
For producers, CSA farms, can help create a new revenue stream. You can also contribute to your local community.
Benefits For Consumers
Consumers get access to fresh organic produce at a set price that they can negotiate in some cases. With your participation you are helping your local economy. Keeping money in the community should be important to Black people, and truly all people.
Types of Community Supported Agriculture Systems
There are four types of CSA’s according to Wikipedia:
– Farmer managed: One producer creates and maintains the CSA, They subsequently mange and recruit members.
– Shareholder/subscriber: Consumer residents can set up a CSA, and then hire a producer farmer to grow the crops with control belonging to the residents.
-Farmer/cooperative: Groups of producers/farmers set up a CSA.
-Farmer-shareholder cooperative: Producers and consumers work together to start and run a CSA.
CSA Near Me
- Georgia Organics – Specially for those in Georgia. https://georgiaorganics.org/for-eaters/csa/
- Local Harvest- https://www.localharvest.org/csa/
- Local Food Directories. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service.
Includes directories of farmers markets, on-farm markets, CSAs, and food hubs.
- Farm Bureau Georgia https://www.gfb.org/index.cms –