BUFFALO, N.Y. — CSA stands for “community supported agriculture,” which is a direct-to-customer business model for farmers. In the traditional CSA model, people pay for a season’s worth of produce (a membership), in advance. The CSA member then receives a box of fruits and/or vegetables every week throughout the harvesting season. This is great for the farmers because they get the revenue when they most need it to get ready for the growing season. This is great for members because they get reliable fresh food each week and build a meaningful relationship with their food source.
CSA Day 2019
February 23, 2019
10:00AM – 1:00PM
Open to all!
387 Massachusetts Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14213
Today, there are many different ways to be part of a CSA. CSA shares come in different sizes (half-share, whole-share) and frequencies (weekly, biweekly) to accommodate different household preferences. Some farmers offer add-ons like eggs, honey or flowers. In some models, the member can pick and choose what they want in the box each week. Some CSAs more closely resemble buying clubs, where the members pay every month until they cancel.
MAP recognizes the CSA model can be confusing! We invited local producers to take the mystery out of CSA shares and help us understand what a member can expect from each farm.
This is a mingling event for farmers and eaters to come together! Please join us to learn more about food share options available in your area. Stop by at any point to ask questions and/or sign up for a share. Light refreshments will be provided. No registration required.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension
For more articles out of New York, click here.