Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Typically, members or “share-holders” of the farm or garden pledge in advance to cover the anticipated costs of the upcoming growing season. However, many Haywood County CSA memberships are available for “buy in” year round.
In return, CSA members receive shares in the farm’s bounty throughout the growing season, as well as satisfaction gained from reconnecting to the land and participating directly in food production.
CSA boxes are available weekly or bi-weekly. Some farms also offer a “mix and match” or “market-style” CSA. Refer to individual farms for membership options.