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.


The Csa Cookbook

Author by : Linda Ly
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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 Csa In The Mid Atlantic United States A Sociological Analysis

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Description : In response to the globalization of agriculture and the proliferation of convenience-based and processed foods, many Americans have joined community supported farms. Community supported agriculture (CSA) involves people paying a seasonal fee to a local farmer in return for weekly allotments of organically-grown produce. This research investigates the membership, stabilization, and success of selected CSAs in the mid-Atlantic United States. The analyses are based upon survey data from 204 members of five CSAs collected during the 2000 growing season. Interview data from each of the farmers and thirteen of the members supplement the survey data. The data are analyzed primarily with path analytic techniques in order to test hypotheses derived from a thorough search of the relevant literatures. Results show that the majority of the members of these CSAs are white, well educated, wealthy, and female. Although the respondents tend to be interested in environmental issues, alternative agriculture, and community issues, their relative level of interest does not affect their level of investment in the CSA. A higher level of member investment, however, does have a positive effect upon the organizational success of the farms in this study. Organizational success also is found to be negatively affected by the CSA's relative degree of organizational stability, a finding that contradicts some of the literature. The dissertation concludes with a discussion of the methodological, theoretical, and applied implications of these findings. These implications include the finding that while electronic survey techniques have certain advantages, one disadvantage discovered is that electronic return rates are much lower than the return rates for U.S. mail surveys. Additionally, the process of social movement organization growth and change, as developed by resource mobilization theorists, is found to be applicable to the maturation levels of the CSAs in this study. Finally, strategies are su.


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.


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.


Motivations Of Producers And Consumers Participating In Urban Community Supported Agriculture Csa Groups In Denver Colorado

Author by : Danielle del Castillo Shelton
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Description : This research examines the motivations for participation held by consumers and producers of community supported agriculture (CSA) in Denver, Colorado. CSAs are local, small-scale networks of producers that grow seasonal food such as vegetables and fruit, and/or meat products, in which local consumers buy prepaid shares of inventory. The delivery of the boxes of produce to consumers occurs in a variety of ways: through home delivery, farm pick-ups, or at community drop-off points. The decision to participate in a CSA often requires all parties to make greater efforts and incur higher expenses to produce, distribute, and consume the products offered by the CSA. This research represents an effort to add to our understanding of involvement among CSA participants and to examine relative urban geographic relationships amid those motivations. Under a mixed-methods approach, the research included a structured survey instrument administered to a convenience sample of CSA producers and consumers, as well as unstructured interviews and participant-observations with CSA producers in the area. A spatial analysis of consumer survey responses, and the resulting motivations, geo-coded the closest street intersection of members' home addresses to preserve anonymity. This portion of the analysis focused on the discovery of relative, urban geographic patterns among the motivational differences derived from the survey data.


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.


Godfrey Finds A Home And Learns About Community Supported Agriculture Csa

Author by : Susan Linnea Kallander
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Description : Susan Linnea Kallander grew up on a farm with cows, chickens, vegetables and cats. She was a 4-Her and showed her Guernsey cow 'Twinnie' and took ribbons for her chickens and vegetables in local fairs. A graduate of Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, Susan later discovered she liked writing stories. She combined the two and wrote and illustrated her first children's book, *Up in Smoke.* While she traveled for seven years in a big motor home with her husband, Larry Boomgaarden and cat, Godfrey, she became delighted with this beautiful, amazing America. She had to share her enthusiasm, so she wrote letters to her grandchildren.These are the basis for future Godfrey stories about America. Susan learned along the way that many children have no idea where their food comes from or how to choose good fruits and vegetables and how spectacular fresh picked produce tastes. In this story, *Godfrey Finds a Home, * an abandoned kitty cat is discovered up a tree in a meadow. He is welcomed into the farm family and finds out how food is grown and how it gets from farm to table.This is the beginning of his wonderful adventures."