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ISBN: 9781933392103
Year Added to Catalog: 2007
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: Black and White Photos and Illustrations
Dimensions: 8 x 10
Number of Pages: 320
Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: November 15, 2007
Web Product ID: 382

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A Citizen's Guide to Community Supported Agriculture

by Elizabeth Henderson, Robyn Van En

Foreword by Joan Dye Gussow

Table of Contents

Foreword by Joan Dye Gussow


Introduction by Robyn Van En

Part I CSA in Context

1 What Is Community Supported Agriculture?

2 CSA and the Global Supermarket

  • The Movement for a Sustainable Food System

Part II Getting Started

3 Creating a CSA

  • The Decision to Form a CSA
  • Steps to Forming a CSA
  • Regional CSA Support Groups

4 How to Choose a Farmer

5 The Land

  • Acquiring Land
  • Protecting Farmland
  • Passing on the Land

Part III Getting Organized

6 Nurturing a Solid Core Group

7 Labor

  • Family Work
  • Hiring Help
  • Interns

8 Sharers on the Farm

  • Children on the Farm

9 Money Matters for CSAs

  • Share Pricing and CSA Budgets
  • Farmer Earnings
  • Capital Investments
  • Calculating the Share Price
  • Bookkeeping
  • Contracts
  • Startup Expenses

10 Legalities

  • CSA Legal Structures
  • Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Food Stamps

11 To Certify or Not to Certify?

12 Community and Communications

  • Community Farms
  • Subscription Farms
  • Communications
  • Educational Programs
  • Community Building

Part IV The Food

13 Growing the Food

  • Animals by Robyn Van En

Side Bar: Community Supported Seed? By CR Lawn

14 Handling the Harvest

15 Distributing the Harvest

  • Farm Pickup
  • Farm Stand and Farmers’ Market Pickups
  • In-Town Pickup
  • Home Delivery

16 The Weekly Share

17 Combining CSA with Other Markets

18 Regional Networking for Farm-Based Regional Development

  • Local Marketing Networks
  • Agricultural Development

Part V Many Models

19 Multifarm CSAs

  • Farmer-Initiated Group CSAs
  • Consumer-Initiated CSAs

20 Matching Biodiversity with Social Diversity

  • Supplying Emergency Food
  • Including Low-Income Members
  • Community Food Security
  • The Hartford Food System’s Holcomb Farm CSA
  • Turning Farm Workers into Farmers
  • Community Food Projects

21 Agriculture-Supported Communities

  • Faith Community Supported Gardens
  • Union Supported Agriculture
  • Including the Disabled
  • The Intervale: Community-Owned Farms by Beth Holtzman
  • CSA as Experiential Learning on College Campuses by Nancy Hanson
  • Breaking Down Racial and Economic Divisions: The Food Project

22 CSA Around the World

  • The History of Teikei by Hiroko Kubota

23 CSAs That Quit

The Future: On Active Hope

CSA Resources



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