What is a CSA?
CSA stands for "Community Supported Agriculture." It's a farm in which members purchase a "crop share" during the winter and early spring before the season begins. Then, throughout the growing season, share members come weekly to pick up their already-paid-for shares of just-harvested fresh organic vegetables at a predetermined location. Shareholders financially support the farmer in advance to grow fresh organic vegetables for them in the upcoming growing season. It is a farm share. A local CSA offers a certain number of "shares" to CSA members.