CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.
- CSA allows members direct access to high quality agricultural products grown and crafted locally.
- CSA members buy a “share” of regional producers goods.
- Members get regular share allotments, usually via pick up or at drop-off location near by.
- CSA members generally pay for the seasons produce upfront. This advance payment helps your local producer plan and prepare for the season, and as a member you directly support your local producer.
Some US cider makers are adopting the CSA model, creating a new Community Supported Cider, an apt turn of phrase coined by Whitewood Cider, (though they opted to go with the more recognizable term – CSA).
A few Cider CSAs:
Check with your local cider maker to see if they are offering a Cider CSA option this year. Support Community Cider.
If you know of other Cider CSAs please leave a comment.