CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It is one of the most direct connections with the farm that is producing your food. It is also a way the consumers share both the risks and joys of farming. For an upfront fee, members become seasonal shareholders in the farm harvest.
When you become a member of a CSA you commit yourself to support a farmer for a season by helping to pay for seed, soil amendments, and growing supplies. In return, the farmer will provide you with a variety of fresh, high-quality products throughout the growing season.