Workplace Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a locally-based economic model of agriculture and food distribution. A CSA also refers to a particular network or association of individuals who have pledged to support one or more local farms, with growers and consumers sharing the risks and benefits of food production. CSA members or subscribers pay at the onset or in regular intervals throughout the growing season for a share of the anticipated harvest. once harvesting begins, they receive weekly shares of vegetables and fruit. Many CSAs also offer or include herbs, cut flowers, honey, eggs, dairy products and meat for an additional price.
A Workplace CSA is a model where local farms deliver their customer's share to a place of employment. This makes the Workplace CSA program a convenient and attractive way to participate in the buying of local farm goods directly from the farm. This makes the benefits of eating locally even easier to attain.
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