What is Community Supported Agriculture?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a mutually beneficial relationship between farmers and the community. Participants buy a “share of the harvest” in advance of the growing season in exchange for produce when it is ready. This relationship guarantees the farmer a secure market for their produce and minimizes the risks involved in farming. It serves its “members” by providing them a box of the very freshest, locally grown produce each week. When purchasing locally, you can rest assured that your produce is being grown using acceptable practices, and being harvested at the optimum time of taste and nutritional value by people you know and trust. By making an effort to purchase food locally, you support local agriculture which preserves open space in your community and keeps local family farms viable. Members are assuming some of the risks involved in farming, such as weather related events that prevent a crop from being harvested. Please keep in mind though that in almost 30 years of farming, Harman’s Farm has never had a total season wiped out.