Please find the current CSA of North America information sheet and resource
Happy Springtime, Robyn
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COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE
COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE is an annual partnership between food
producers and food consumers. The goal of this association is to provide a
biodiverse variety of local, fresh, field-ripened foods, grown in a
socially and ecologically responsible manner. This partnership ensures fair
compensation to the farmer, proper land stewardship and essentially
nutritious products for today and future generations.
COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE of NORTH AMERICA is a not for profit,
educational, networking and technical assistance organization for existing,
aspiring and potential CSA in Canada, the United States, Mexico and the
The 'SEASONAL NEWS', is a quarterly newsletter by, for and about people
becoming part of the solution through agriculture supported communities,
available for $21 a year. The newsletter provides technical assistance to
CSA organizers activity and ongoing education and inspiration for the
community of CSA members.Your subscription supports CSANA's continuing
efforts to make the CSA option known and accessible to farmers and the
other mainstream population of North America.
___ YES,I want to become part of the solution and also support the
continuing work of
CSA of North America (CSANA). I am enclosing a check in the
amount of $21 ($25
for Canada and Mexico) for my newsletter subscription.
___ Sample newsletter $3 or 'back issues'.
For Newsletter Subscription, Publications on the CSA Resource List and all
Tax-Deductible Donations please make checks payable to: CSANA; Indian Line
Farm, Box 57, Jugend Road, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, 01230, tel/fax
413-528-4374; email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use U.S. Postal Money Orders and allow for exchange rate and extra
postage for items destined to areas outside of the United States.
While CSANA specializes in North American based CSA activity we continue to
collect and supply CSA related information to the Four Corners and Far
Reaches of this World.
The "BASIC FORMULA to CREATE COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE" compiled and
written by Robyn Van En,is an 80 pg. handbook/start-up manual which
includes sample budgets, job descriptions, community outreach tactics, a
bibliography, a list of CSA projects throughout North America and more. $10
each or multiple copies 10/$80. ppd. Bookrate. For Canada $14.50 US (which
includes 1st class postage).
The fully updated and expanded edition of the CSA handbook is in progress
and will be available in the Autumn of 1996.
The 'list of CSA projects' mentioned above includes name of farm/garden,
contact person,address and phone number. $5.
The 'DETAILED DIRECTORY" listing most of the currently active projects by
state with pertinent information on each: variety of crops/production,
weeks of distribution,number of shares, etc. $10.
"IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT VEGETABLES", an 18 minute video interviewing the core
group the first vegetable season at Indian Line Farm (July 1986) with a
running dialogue of logistics. A little dated but still used to visually
introduce the concept to potential sharers. $35 ppd. Special 4th Class, add
$2 for Priority/ 2 Day Delivery.
"ANNOTATED ARTICLES", a collection of various CSA related articles from
over the years annotated and compiled to give 'popular media's' overview of
CSA's beginnings, current adaptations and future implications. This packet
also includes an extensive, though not conclusive, bibliography list for
further reading/research. $5ppd.
"COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE: The Producer/Consumer Partnership" by
Robyn Van En with CathyRoth,University of Massachusetts Rural Development
Specialist. A brief but thorough description of CSA; how it works, the
benefits to agriculture and community, resource list, etc. Full page
photos. Used to introduce CSA to potential sharers, local farmers,town
planners and other land/agriculture related organizations. Soon to appear
on the UMass CSA Homepage/WWW. 8 page publication $2ppd.
"TOWARD AN AGRICULTURAL ETHIC",written by Bonner McAllester and illustrated
by Victoria Reed. A capsulization of a 6 week long study circle to
determine the basis of an 'agricultural ethic' in Berkshire County,
Massachusetts by a small community group including local farmers,a
banker,environmental lawyer,professor of humanities and others. $1 each or
multiple copies upon request from: CSANA or UMASS/ Berkshire County
Cooperative Extension, 44 Bank Row, Pittsfield, Ma. 01201.
"FARMS of TOMORROW" by Trauger Groh and Steven McFadden.An in-depth
discussion of the philosophy of CSA,as well as seven case studies. 176pg/
$14 to: Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Assoc. Box 550,Kimberton,Pa.19442.
On-site and telephone consultation or presentations of the CSA concept can
be arranged with Robyn Van En, Co-founder of Community Supported
Agriculture and Director of CSA of North America(CSANA). A 'Speakers
Bureau' is also being compiled to be able to contact other appropriate
presenters in your region.
For general CSA information send a SASE. For any of the above listings
please make checks payable to : CSANA, at Indian Line Farm, Box 57,Jugend
Road, Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230.