What is a CSA?

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It typically means farmers are financially supported early in the season by customers who buy a “share” or become a “member.”  Members receive a portion of the farm’s harvest usually on a weekly basis for a set amount of time. The farmer works hard to provide the expected outcome, however, results may vary from week to week due to extreme weather, insects, or other production factors and the CSA member does not hold it against the farm, but agrees to share the risk of crop failure.  It is a direct farm to client business model which has been around for over 25 years. There is a lot of information about CSAs on the internet.  If you want to know more about them in general, please visit any of the informative websites listed below.

If you want to know how Night Owl Farm’s CSA works, click HERE!

Wikipedia on Community Supported Agriculture

Local Harvest Website

United States Department of Agriculture Website

University of Minnesota Yard and Garden on CSA