Sharing the Harvest

Sharing the Harvest

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To an increasing number of American families the CSA (community supported agriculture) is the answer to the globalization of our food supply. The premise is simple: create a partnership between local farmers and nearby consumers, who become members or subscribers in support of the farm. In exchange for paying in advance--at the beginning of the growing season, when the farm needs financing--CSA members receive the freshest, healthiest produce throughout the season and keep money, jobs, and farms in their own community. In this thoroughly revised and expanded edition of a Chelsea Green classic, authors Henderson and Van En provide new insight into making CSA not only a viable economic model, but the right choice for food lovers and farmers alike. Thinking and buying local is quickly moving from a novel idea to a mainstream activity. The groundbreaking first edition helped spark a movement and, with this revised edition, Sharing the Harvest is poised to lead the way toward a revitalized agriculture.A Citizena#39;s Guide to Community Supported Agriculture, 2nd Edition Elizabeth Henderson, Robyn Van En. Groh, Trauger ... Grower to Grower: Creating a Livelihood on a Fresh Market Vegetable Farm, 2004, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2005. Hightower, Jim ... a€œMaximizing Shareholder Retention in Southeastern CSAs: A Step toward Long-term Stability.

Title:Sharing the Harvest
Author:Elizabeth Henderson, Robyn Van En
Publisher:Chelsea Green Publishing - 2007-11-01


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