Sharing the Harvest: A Citizen's Guide to Community Supported Agriculture, 2nd Edition (Google eBook)
Chelsea Green Publishing, Nov 1, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 320 pages
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.
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Review: Sharing the Harvest: A Citizen's Guide to Community Supported AgricultureUser Review - Paula - Goodreads
Skimmed through this again about 4 years after I first read it. great information for CSAs - communities of eaters or farmers can learn a lot from what Elizabeth Henderson has compiled. Read full review
Review: Sharing the Harvest: A Citizen's Guide to Community Supported AgricultureUser Review - Karen Mahtin - Goodreads
This is a great resource for those who want to do crop planning, or who want to go whole-hog and start a Community Supported Agriculture program. It was the recommended text for my Summer CSA class in 2010. Another resource book I haven't read cover-to-cover. Read full review