Title

An article on community-supported agriculture (CSA), by which a farmer sells wee

Authors

Patrick Morris

Source

Down East

Date

9-1-2004

Pages

72-73, 95

Abstract

An article on community-supported agriculture (CSA), by which a farmer sells weekly subscriptions or shares in his or her garden to local customers. Russell Libby, executive director of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, estimates that some 4,000 Maine households own CSA shares and another 6,000 elderly receive smaller shares through the federally funded Senior Share program. In 1990, Maine had less than five CSA operations, and today has more than 75, putting Maine in the top five states in the country. For many farmers, CSA has meant the difference between success and failure. With details on several of the participating farms.

Subjects

Agriculture, Cooperative marketing of farm produce

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