CSA STANDS FOR Community Supported Agriculture. You pay a farmer a flat fee up front in the spring. In return, you receive a weekly share of the farm’s crop throughout the summer and fall. If CSAs are offered in your area, you should buy one. Here’s why:
1. It saves you money in the long run.
CSAs usually cost between $300-$500 for a family of 4 and span a period of 20 weeks (more or less depending on a location’s growing season).
The cost might seem a little daunting up-front (tip: split it between roommates), but by the end of the season you will have received pounds and pounds of organic produce without the grocery store’s retail markup.