Sharing the Harvest A Citizen's Guide to Community Supported Agriculture, 2nd Edition

ISBN-10: 193339210X

ISBN-13: 9781933392103

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Elizabeth Henderson, Robyn Van En, Joan Dye Gussow, Van En Henderson, Van En Henderson

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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 advanceat the beginning of the growing season, when the farm needs financingCSA 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 Harvestis poised to lead the way toward a revitalized agriculture.
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List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date: 11/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Elizabeth Henderson co-authored The Real Dirt and Sharing the Harvest: A Citizen's Guide to Community Supported Agriculture . She farms in Newark, New York, and has been involved in CSA farming for more than 15 years.

Robyn Van En (1949-1997) was the founder of Indian Line Farm, the first CSA in the United States, and author of the path-breaking handbook Basic Formula to Create Community Supported Agriculture (1988, 1996).

Joan Dye Gussow is a nutritionist. She lives in Piermont, New York.

CSA in Context
What Is Community Supported Agriculture?
CSA and the Global Supermarket
Getting Started
Creating a CSA
Choosing a Farm or a Farmer
The Land
Getting Organized
Nurturing a Solid Core Group
Sharers on the Farm
Money Matters for CSAs
To Certify or Not to Certify?
Community and Communications
The Food
Growing the Food
Handling the Harvest
Distributing the Harvest
The Weekly Share
Combining CSA with Other Markets
Regional Networking for Farm-Based Development Economics
Many Models
Multifarm CSAs
Matching Biodiversity with Social Diversity
Agriculture Supported Communities
CSA Around the World
CSAs That Quit
Afterword: The Future: On Active Hope
The Intervale: Community Owned Farms
The Hampshire College CSA: Experiential Learning
CSA Resources
Additional Reading
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