Hi - I am so pleased to learn about this site, and to join the community. Thanks for launching this network, which can play a vital part in our future.
For now, I'd like to share a link to one of the CSA stories I wrote recently for Mother Earth News. Here's the link: https://www.motherearthnews.com/nature-and-environment/csa-2020-zbcz2005
Here's a snippet. The full article is freely available via the link
"...With this wave of interest and energy pouring to into CSA and various food-box schemes, questions arise. Where will the energy go? Will new CSAs follow a business model as many people advocate? With the desperate poverty and hunger now afflicting the nation and the world, that emphasis could become more challenging than usual.
"Or will CSAs continue to develop as a range of creative community models? Will CSAs draw in, employ, and maintain the support of local communities so the farm keeps going even as the world turns upside down? Many people are now beginning to recognize the imperative value CSA farms can have in an era of global sickness, economic calamity, and climate catastrophe.
"The community dimension of CSAs can engage and activate the revolutionary, agroecological potentials that lie in the heart of the movement, not just in the USA, but around the world (URGENCI). Both during and after this crisis the many creative permutations of the CSA template can serve people by offering valid group purpose, a critical factor in times of desperation..." more....