CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. CSAs allow consumers to directly support their local farmers by purchasing a “share” from the farm. This relationship can come in many forms but typically consists of a payment exchange from the consumer to the producer at the beginning of the season that buys the consumer a weekly box of fresh, local produce that they can enjoy throughout the growing season. CSAs are most commonly comprised of a produce exchange but some farms also provide fruits, eggs, dairy, or meat products as well. CSAs are valuable in that they allow consumers to become more connected with their food, their community, and the earth.