Utah State University Extension
Community Supported Agriculture is a farming practice that provides a direct link between the community and the grower. Shareholders purchase a share of the CSA and receive produce at incremental time periods, generally weekly. Barriers and benefits to becoming a shareholder vary. Potential benefits include access to local, fresh produce free of preservatives and added hormones, and supporting diversified agriculture. Some potential barriers include the seasonality of production, a smaller variety of product, and the upfront cost of shares.
McMrrray, Kenna; Hall, Kelsey; and Brain, Roslynn, "Community Supported Agriculture: Participating in a Share" (2017). All Current Publications. Paper 1760.