Community Supported Agriculture
Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a term commonly used to describe a farming agreement where consumers (sometimes called farm members, or shareholders) receive a weekly share of vegetables harvested during the growing season, with the budget costs split evenly among the members. The members share the risks and rewards with the farmers and develop a sense of responsibility for the stewardship of their farm.
Because CSA often involves local families directly in the decisions and work that it takes to grow the food they eat, it reestablishes the link between the consumer and the farm itself. This link also encourages sustainable farming practices because the educated consumer is willing to accept the natural surpluses and shortfalls that come with producing safe and healthy food.
We consider Field Day Family Farm to be part of this move toward greater communication and involvement between producer and consumer. We hope you will be empowered by your direct connection with the food you eat.