community-supported Agriculture

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A CSA is organized around a contract between a farmer, commonly an organic producer, and a set of local residents, who share the risks of the farming enterprise by contributing money up front for a ‘share’ of the harvest prior to the farming season; see O'Hara and Stagl (2001) Pop. & Env. 22. Wells et al. (1999) Community Develop. J. 34 hold CSA brings a growing circle of people into a closer relationship with place—‘farming, nature, each other’.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Arts and Humanities.

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