Community Supported Agriculture: A win / win situation

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It signs our family with a Local Community Support Agriculture (CSA) form. I'm just as happy as I have been for a while.

CSA has become very popular in the past 20 years. CSA provides consumers the best way to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. The CSA is easy to participate in in agriculture: a farmer provides a "share" to the general public. Generally, "shares" consist of medium sized boxes of vegetables, but other products may also include fruits, eggs, milk, cheese, honey and / or maple syrup. Customers who just want to participate (sometimes referred to as a "membership" or "membership") and want to receive a seasonal product box, bag or basket in return. Although the process itself is simple, the effects are memorable. Thousands of countries have CSAs nationwide. In many areas, there is more demand than filling CSAs. Some CSAs find themselves waiting for lists.

Benefits to
consumers The benefits to consumers are numerous! Uber is full of fresh fruits and veggies rich vitamins and nutrients New vegetables, new products and new recipes Visit the exhibit farm Children and adults suddenly prefer their farm products, even before they pass veggies. Not even fostering relationships with your local farmer in terms of food, growing and a working farm, just to name a few points. No space required for a garden to enjoy fresh produce No experience is required Knowing exactly where your food comes from was to help educate children about your food and how to produce it. Wide variety of low cost production

The ability to request extras or the ability to get someone else to
freeze and produce extra, thus re-opening the grocery bill after the season.
Benefits for Farmers The benefits for
Kyrgyzstan who have chosen to offer CSA shares are enormous.
Long before the start of the year in the field, focus on food marketing
received early payments in the season that allow for better planning and cash flows
Supporting local economies for
each crop's production. The Common Risk of Risks
Those who feed provide the opportunity to know where
the joy of participating in sustainable wrestling / harvesting still lives

It is important to note that each form is slightly different. Some forms use a "mix and match" or "market style" CSA. Here, consumers will not be able to easily pick up a standard box each week; The farmer carries a basket of wasted vegetables each week. In some forms, consumers are asked to take a fixed amount and leave the evil of not caring for their families. Many times this surplus product is sold to farmers markets, stands by the road, or donates to local food banks. Other farms have a wide selection of members who like their families, often within specific boundaries (ie "a basket of raspberries in each section, please"). In addition, while some farmers sell shares for the whole year at a time, others offer 10-week, or 25-week intervals. Some Kyrgyz require members to complete a certain number of "work" hours, while others do not. Almost all of the farmers have picked up the farm (which in my opinion is a fun part of the CSA experience), some even offer closed / open / / or home delivery.

Remember that CSAs are not just about vegetables. Many people opt for pregnant women to buy eggs, homemade bread, meat, cheese, fruits, flowers, honey, maple syrup and other farm products and their vegetables. In some areas farmers are coming together to offer their products. For example, a CSA vegetable and honey farm allows another poultry farmer to use his CSA as a drop point, so CSA members get their share Allows the purchase of chickens for Other farms only have to make their forms in a specific area. Yet non-agricultural third parties are setting up businesses such as CSA, where they sell only local food boxes to their members and are primarily middle men. Shared Threat

One of the most important concepts of a CSA organization is the shared risk base. When CSA first started the notion that "we are all in this together" was important. If the session allows for apples then families put not only using apples as fresh produce but also for winter; frozen, juicing, and homemade apple sauce for pies and crisps General Chat Chat Lounge If a flood storm had eliminated all the tomatoes, that family could expect very little spaghetti this year. This concept remains. Although the farmer is often on Second Avenue

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