CSA By Lexicon of Sustainability

CSA By Lexicon of Sustainability
January 29, 2015 Christina Mullin

What if you could buy fresh fruit and vegetables each week, grown by a local farmer? You may have heard of CSAs, but do you know how they really work? Watch this video and find out.

Buying a CSA membership means entering into partnership with a local farm.  The member buys a subscription at the beginning of the season.  This cash infusion allows the farmer to pay for seed, water, equipment and labor early season when farm expenses are high and farm income is low.  In return the farm provides its members with a box of fresh picked seasonal produce each week.  CSAs build community by reconnecting its members to the seasons and fostering relationships between members and the people who grow their food

The Lexicon of Sustainability’s Know Your Food is a short film series that introduces consumers to key terms and principles that can help them make more informed decisions about the food they eat. Visit lexiconofsustainability.com to learn more.

Watch the film here.

To find a CSA in your area: localharvest.org/csa/