Sharing The Harvest

Author by : Elizabeth Henderson
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Publisher by : Chelsea Green Publishing
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Description : Looks at partnerships between local small farms and nearby consumers, who become members or subscribers in support of the farm, offering advice on acquiring land, organizing, handling the harvest, and money and legal matters.


Community Supported Agriculture

Author by : Timothy J. Laird
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The Csa Cookbook

Author by : Linda Ly
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Publisher by : Voyageur Press (MN)
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Description : Author Linda Ly helps you get from harvest to your table, whether you're looking to use four kilograms of tomatoes fast or find yourself stumped by dandelion greens.


Community Supported Agriculture

Author by : Suzanne DeMuth
Languange : en
Publisher by : DIANE Publishing
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Description : Community supported agriculture (CSA) is a new idea in farming which has been gaining momentum since its introduction to the U.S. from Europe in the mid-1980s. Consumers interested in safe food & farmers seeking stable markets for their crops join together in economic partnership. CSA consists of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation so that the farmland becomes the community¿s farm, with the growers & consumers providing mutual support & sharing the risks & benefits of food production. All CSAs have a shared commitment to building a more local & equitable agricultural system. This bibliography & resource guide contains a selection of writings that document the CSA movement in the U.S.


Community Supported Agriculture

Author by : Katherine L. Adam
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Description : This publication reports on the history of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in the U.S. and discusses the various models that have emerged. Recent trends in the CSA movement are presented and demographic information provided about the distribution of CSA farms in the U.S. Several CSA cases are profiled and a survey of recent research is presented. References and resources follow the narrative.


Consumption And Agriculture

Author by : Rebecca A. Spector
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Selling Local

Author by : Jennifer Meta Robinson
Languange : un
Publisher by : Indiana University Press
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Description : In an era bustling with international trade and people on the move, why has local food become increasingly important? How does a community benefit from growing and buying its own produce, rather than eating food sown and harvested by outsiders? Selling Local is an indispensable guide to community-based food movements, showcasing the broad appeal and impact of farmers’ markets, community supported agriculture programs, and food hubs, which combine produce from small farms into quantities large enough for institutions like schools and restaurants. After decades of wanting food in greater quantities, cheaper, and standardized, Americans now increasingly look for quality and crafting. Grocery giants have responded by offering "simple" and "organic" food displayed in folksy crates with seals of organizational approval, while only blocks away a farmer may drop his tailgate on a pickup full of freshly picked sweet corn. At the same time, easy-up umbrellas are likely to unfurl over multi-generational farmers’ markets once or twice a week in any given city or town. Drawing on prodigious fieldwork and research, experts Jennifer Meta Robinson and James Robert Farmer unlock the passion for and promise of local food movements, show us how they unfold practically in towns and on farms, and make a persuasive argument for how much they deeply matter to all of us.


Emergence Of Community Supported Agriculture In Hungary

Author by : Zoltan Dezseny
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Description : Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) gained increasing attention and experienced rapid growth in the US and Western Europe over the past 25 years as a special form of direct marketing where producers and consumers form an alliance in a relationship based on mutual trust, openness, shared risk and shared rewards. This paper provides a general background on the spread of CSA farming worldwide and focuses on the development, state and opportunity of CSA in Hungary. In the Central Eastern European (CEE) region socio-economic conditions significantly differ compared with the countries CSA has already spread within, and, as a result, the adoption of CSA principles have led to special characteristics. Using interviews and participant observation this thesis evaluates Hungarian CSA enterprises as sustainable rural businesses and analyzes the necessary attributes of success as elements of human and social capital. The findings of this study suggest that creative enterprises such as CSA can bring people together through food production and contribute to the emergence of stronger communities. As early adopters and leaders of the paradigm change in the agro-food sector, the interviewed CSA growers are often challenged as they are following not-yet-walked paths, but they have certain attributes which make them distinctive compared with other farmers and enable them to overcome difficulties. The conclusion notes that although CSA is not for every producer or consumer, agriculture in general is likely to realize a collective benefit as a result of even a modest increase in the linkages among stakeholders of the food web. In Hungary the demand for local food is relatively new and anticipated to increase, and the expansion of the CSA sector seems likely in the country.


Planting Wholesome Seeds

Author by : Philip R. Mcnab
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Description : Sweetwater Organic Community Farm is an organic farm and environmental education center located in Tampa, Florida. The farm employs the community supported agriculture (CSA) model, in which members pay a single fee before the growing season begins and receive a weekly or biweekly share of the ongoing harvest in return. Using multiple ethnographic methods, this research aimed to understand the daily operations at Sweetwater as well as the perceptions of staff and CSA members. Findings indicated that there were myriad perceived advantages of organic agriculture but also imposing challenges that needed to be overcome. Moreover, staff members acknowledged the challenges associated with the CSA model such as pleasing and educating members and, for members, having to pick up at designated times and locations. Still, staff members also noted countless benefits, including the opportunity to connect to your food, farmers, environment, and community. In surveys, CSA members indicated that they were overwhelmingly satisfied the CSA model and Sweetwater. Complexities were uncovered that are often overlooked in the literature and merit further exploration. Among these were the pressure on farmers that resulted from receiving payments upfront and the willingness of individuals to become members without understanding the CSA model. There is a need for more studies to longitudinally examine changes in social support, food system knowledge, and eating habits that may occur over the course of the growing season.


Community Supported Agriculture And Nature Education Csane

Author by : Aliesje M. King
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Description : This thesis project is simultaneously an examination of the United States agricultural systems through an educational lens and a solution for restoring the fundamental connections between agriculture and learning. The foundation is an historical analysis and review, and assessment of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and other Community Supported Organizations (CSO). The outcome is Community Supported Agriculture and Nature Education (CSANE), a business plan model focusing on unity, and on balance of people and culture, profit, and the Planet. The goal of CSANE is to promote community, sustainability, and education. One of the key elements of this business plan is a focus is on the use of Work-Trade for all programmatic facets of the organization. The creation of CSANE is a combination of applied experiences, literature review, current successful start-up programs, and surveys. The overall framework is hands-on, experience-based learning that integrates ecology, naturalist study, art, sustainable agriculture, community building and serving learning. This model focuses on working within the current food and educational systems and creates a new nature-based self-regulating system. Included in the description of this project are detailed outlines of current and future program offerings and an introduction to future application for numerous organizational endeavors in the food and educational systems.