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Author Henderson, Elizabeth, 1943-
Title Sharing the harvest : a citizen's guide to Community Supported Agriculture / Elizabeth Henderson with Robyn Van En ; foreword by Joan Dye Gussow.
Imprint White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green, 2007.
Edition Rev. and expanded ed.
Book Jacket
 Main Collection  HD1492.U6 H46 2007    AVAILABLE


Call # HD1492.U6 H46 2007
Phys. Description xvi, 303 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. [292]-294) and index.
Contents What is Community Supported Agriculture? -- CSA and the global supermarket -- Creating a CSA -- Choosing a farm or farmer -- The land -- Nurturing a solid core group -- Labor -- Sharers on the farm -- Money matters for CSAs -- Legalities -- To certify or not to certify? -- Community and communications -- Growing the food -- Handling the harvest -- Distributing the harvest -- The weekly share -- Combining CSA with other markets -- Regional networking for farm-based development economics -- Multifarm CSAs -- Matching biodiversity with social diversity -- Agriculture supported communities -- CSA around the world -- CSAs that quit.
Summary Looks at partnerships between local small farms and nearby consumers, who become members or subscribers in support of the farm, offering advice on acquiring land, organizing, handling the harvest, and money and legal matters.
Subject Collective farms -- United States.
Community gardens -- United States.
Agriculture, Cooperative -- United States.
Farm produce -- United States -- Marketing.
Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Alt Author Van En, Robyn.
ISBN 9781933392103