Successful Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) share basic features. Many farmers have added unique member perks. CSAs help build relationship between members and farmers through regular interaction. Customers love knowing where their food came from and how it was grown. Most CSA customers renew year after year.
Since the first CSAs began nearly 30 years ago, farmers have benefited from collecting money before the growing season. The money helps buy seeds, fertilizers and equipment at pre-season discount rates and helps lower farm debt and exposure.