What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

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Summary: Audrey, Program Manager for the CSA Program at Full Circle Farms Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) originated in Europe and Japan as a reaction to the gradual loss of quality in produce. This natural phenomenon occurred as farms grew further and further away from the center of their own community. In America food travels an average of 1500 miles before it reaches the dinner plate. Pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides are used to cover the stress of travel on fresh produce. Communities have come together all across America to support local farms in their community instead of giant grocery store conglomerates that choose to support large agro farms. Each CSA operates in its own unique way, but the basic idea remains the same: consumers and farmers collaborating to ensure a safe and healthy food source in their community. For more information about the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program at Full Circle Farms, please visit www.fullcirclefarm.com/csa.html. [tags] CSA, organic, Community Supported Agriculture, sustainable, natural, food, organic farming, farming [/tags]