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The CSA Innovation Network is committed to gathering resources that will support CSA farmers and Technical Assistance (TA) providers. From implementing a financial assistance program to developing best marketing practices, this library compiles case studies, toolkits, videos, and more. 

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Available Resources (44)

Farmer Brief: FairShare CSA Market Research

Author: FairShare CSA Coalition

This brief encapsulates the key farmer-related findings of a 2016-7 CSA Market Research survey conducted by the FairShare CSA Coalition, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and University of Wisconsin-Ex...

FairShare CSA Marketing Survey: Health Brief

Author: FairShare CSA Coalition

This brief encapsulates the key health-related findings of a 2016-7 CSA Market Research survey conducted by the FairShare CSA Coalition, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and University of Wisconsin-Ex...

Promotions & Fundraising Toolkit

Author: FairShare CSA Coalition

In this Toolkit, you’ll find detailed information on FairShare CSA Coalition's promotional and fundraising events, as well as an introduction to the strategies employed by other like-minded organizati...

Food Industry Resources

Author: Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University

This webpage includes bilingual resources and instructional videos for food workers working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CSA Week 2021 Promotional Package

Author: CSA-IN

Make copies and edit the template materials in this package (Google folder) to help you promote CSA during CSA Week and beyond! (The package includes referral email templates, a sample press release, ...

Guía para un Plan de Acción por COVID-19 en Granjas de Frutas y Verduras

Author: University of Minnesota

Utilice este libro de trabajo para elaborar el plan de acción de su granja por COVID-19. Se presenta una serie de planteamientos y se le pide identificar los riesgos en cada área.

Fostering Community Supported Agriculture: A Guide for Growers and Extension Educators

Author: Kelsey Hall

This curriculum contains seven modules that describe the fundamentals of CSA, CSA marketing and outreach, CSA management, CSA pricing, CSA crop planning, acceptance of SNAP benefits, legal concerns fo...

Creative advocacy: A Letter (video) to the New Secretary of Ag

Author: Community Alliance with Family Farmers

A creative, impactful example of an agriculture support "letter" (video clip) to an elected official that may be inspirational for replication purposes.

Consumer Brief: FairShare CSA Market Research

Author: FairShare CSA Coalition

This brief encapsulates the key consumer-related findings of a 2016-7 CSA Market Research survey conducted by the FairShare CSA Coalition, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and University of Wisconsin-...

Workplace CSA Toolkit

Author: FairShare CSA Coalition

The purpose of this toolkit is to provide CSA coalitions and farmer groups with the framework for FairShare’s Workplace CSA program, so that they may jumpstart similar initiatives in their respective ...

Building Farm Resilience during COVID-19

Author: Cornell Small Farms Program

A comprehensive list of resources and links relating to best farm management practices in the wake of COVID-19. The webpage includes resilience tips for agritourism farms, dairy operations, U-pick far...

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Author: NY State Department of Markets and Agriculture

This webpage includes vaccination information and up-to-date COVID-19 resources for food retail businesses, farmers, and farm workers. It is most useful for people who farm in New York State.

Farmer to Farmer Exchange on Ecommerce Platforms

Author: CSA-IN

Detailed farmer ratings for the five most popular ecommerce platforms based on a 2020 national survey of farmers selling to direct markets, including CSA.

How SNAP Works for CSAs

Author: Kelsey Hall and Bryan Allan

CSAs are one option for low-income individuals to use their SNAP benefits for buying local, seasonal fruits & vegetables. This webinar recording provides information on (1) how SNAP and Double Up Food...

Secrets to CSA Retention: a Keynote Presentation by Corinna Bench

Author: Hudson Valley CSA Coalition

Corinna Bench of My Digital Farmer & Shared Legacy Farm shares her marketing insights to help keep CSA customers engaged, grow your farm's brand, and increase sales. This presentation was the keynote ...