Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems
Teaching Direct Marketing and Small Farm Viability, 2nd Edition. Unit 3 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
- Editor(s): Perez, Jan
- Brown, Martha
- Miles, Albie
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttp://casfs.ucsc.edu/about/publications/Teaching-Direct-Marketing/pdf%20downloads/Unit.3.pdf
This unit on direct marketing through Community Supported Agriculture introduces students to the history of CSA and today’s various CSA structures. In addition, this unit will focus in depth on the two primary forms of CSA (the Membership/Share Model CSAs and the Subscription Model), illustrating how CSA structure, outreach, and administration differ for each model. The unit also covers the agronomic considerations for running a CSA, including crop planning, soil fertility, harvest, and post-harvest handling.