Community Supported Agriculture

Posted September 2, 2013

by Lensyl Urbano

Popcorn on the stalk at the CSA.

Popcorn on the stalk at the CSA.

This year we signed up for a CSA – Lee Farms in Truxton, Missouri – and we had the chance to visit this Sunday.

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and the way it works is that you sign up (and pay) ahead of time and the farmer gives you a box of produce from the farm every week for the growing season (May to October in Missouri). It helps the farmer by providing some more stable income, since the CSA members pay the same amount whether it’s a good season or not. The members get an interesting variety of fresh produce every week.

It was neat to see the farm, especially since they’re trying to minimize the amount of fertilizer and pesticides they’re using by working with etymologists and agriculturalists from the universities in the area. It would be a good place to visit with a class.

Citing this post: Urbano, L., 2013. Community Supported Agriculture, Retrieved September 23rd, 2017, from Montessori Muddle: http://MontessoriMuddle.org/ .
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