CSA represents community supported agriculture. CSA has become a popular way for consumers to buy local and seasonal produce directly from the farm. Consumers can pick fresh produce weekly. It also gives more opportunities for the community to purchase fresher produce than the grocery stores have to offer. CSA also represents a group or network of people who pledge to support local farms. By participating in our CSA or “buying a share,” each family can pick fresh produce weekly for household consumption
CSA applies to Penn Farm because it allows us to sell our produce directly to the public. This serves as a good source of income for the Penn Farm. Consumers can benefit from our CSA because they are able to see exactly where their produce is coming from. CSA benefits the students of Penn Farm because the students will be able to grow, sell, and answer any questions the consumers might have about the produce. This atmosphere will also provide the students with valuable business skills. Any profit made will serve as source of income and a learning experience for the students of Penn Farm. The Penn Farm not only serves as a hands-on learning environment for our students, but also provides local, fresh produce for our community.