CSA INNOVATION NETWORK
NATIONAL RESOURCES FOR LOCAL FARMS
The CSA Innovation Network is a resource base of programs and tools built by and for individuals and organizations supporting Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) development. The purpose of the
CSA-IN is to generate and facilitate idea sharing across the CSA community and to build awareness of
the value of CSA to consumers.
CSA connects individuals and local farms in a mutually supportive relationship. In a CSA, people become members of a farm in exchange for recurrent shares of the seasonal harvest. This relationship transcends the usual commercial transaction by having farmers and members share the risks and benefits inherent to agriculture. CSA provides consumers with a deep connection to their food and the people who grow it.