Community Supported Agriculture


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What is CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)?

A CSA, (for Community Supported Agriculture) is a way for the food-buying public to create a relationship with a farm and to receive a weekly basket of produce. By making a financial commitment to a farm, people become "members" (or "shareholders," or "subscribers") of the CSA. Most CSA farmers prefer that members pay for the season up-front, but some farmers will accept weekly or monthly payments. Some CSAs also require that members work a small number of hours on the farm during the growing season. A CSA season typically runs from late spring through early fall.

There are a few farms in and around the Rochester area that offer CSA shares. Some farms outside of the immediate Rochester area may be listed if they deliver to the Rochester area.