Community Supported Agriculture
Support Small Farms and Enjoy Fresh Food
The 14th Street Y CSA
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What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, a program for purchasing fresh produce from a single, regional farm.
With a CSA, you buy a fixed-price share of a farm's output at the beginning of the season, and receive a selection of their harvest once a week from June through October.
For the farmer, CSAs reduce wasted food (in good years) and financial loss (in bad years), allowing smaller farms to avoid some of the risk of their business.
In return, you get fresh, organic vegetables from a farmer you know. (For more information, visit http://www.justfood.org/csa)
The Educational Alliance, an organization that's been making a difference in our community for over 120 years, has already committed to contribute logistical support as well as to buy into the CSA for their many neighborhood nutrition programs. A Core Group of members is now needed to get this new CSA off the ground.