is Community Supported Agriculture?
| Community supported agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between growers and consumers that seeks to recognize the importance of healthy food and the manner in which it is grown. Consumers (or CSA members) share costs of supporting the farm, including the risks. In turn, members receive locally grown, fresh, wholesome food grown in a sustainable and responsible manner by a farmer that they know. Produce hasn’t traveled across the continent and is generally harvested the day of delivery. Opportunities are available to reconnect people with the earth, the rhythms and beauty of nature, and the physical and spiritual rewards of direct contact with the soil. A CSA promotes biodiversity, education, and the role of agriculture in the community. It helps to assure the continued existence of the local producer of these food products by allowing the farmer to receive the whole food dollar.
"Turtle Farm makes me attuned
to where my food comes from." Turtle Farm CSA Member