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photo: Eva Deitch for the Hudson Valley CSA Coalition

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. Materials are organized by the following categories:

Economic Access: financial assistance programs, food justice, the value of CSA

CSA Innovation: customization, marketing, CSA models  

CSA In The Workplace: health and wellness, incentive programs, research

The Resource Library is currently in development. The CSA-IN has selected the resources below as a sample of what to expect from each category.

RESOURCE LIBRARY

ECONOMIC

ACCESS

CSA

INNOVATION

CSA IN THE

WORKPLACE

Economic Access: financial assistance, food justice, the value of CSA

ECONOMIC ACCESS

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Through a combination of case studies, this toolkit will help you build a food access program which meets the needs of your local community as well as farmers. 

FOOD ACCESS TOOLKIT

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Vines Binghamton Farm Share 4-Year Report. Each season since its inception in 2013 half of the share members have fallen within very low to moderate income ranges. This explores the nuts and bolts of the program.

FARM SHARE PROGRAM: 4 Year Report

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This manual offers strategies and insights to help farmers run a small farm business that supports the needs of low-income communities while maintaining financial stability.

SOWING THE SEEDS OF FOOD JUSTICE

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Glynwood's CSA Market Research is a great analysis of the current CSA member base in the Hudson Valley; the demographics of potential CSA members; and the aspects of CSA that current and future members value most.

CSA MARKET RESEACH

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This toolkit is designed for CSA administrators who are just starting to implement their nutrition incentive programs, or are interested in bringing such a program to their CSA.

HOW TO GROW YOUR CSA INCENTIVE PROGRAM

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Voucher system funded by corporations to encourage their employees to purchase CSA shares.

VOUCHER PROGRAM

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A document that helps people determine where they fall on the "sliding scale" and what they should fairly pay. If CSA farms are considering using a sliding scale payment system for their shares, this is a great tool for learning how to effectively communicate sliding scale economics to their customers.

"WHAT IS SLIDING SCALE, YOU ASK?"

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