CSA Resource Center

CSA RESOURCE CENTER

Welcome to the CSA Resource Center!

Learn more about CSA through our Resource Center, where you will find:

  • Tipsheets that will guide you through the process of starting and managing a CSA project in NYC
  • Videos that will provide tips to better manage your CSA

Meet the members of the Greenpoint-Williamsburg CSA in our "Welcome to CSA" video:

HISTORY

CSA is a relatively recent phenomenon in the United States and Canada. A CSA equivalent, called teikei, which literally translated means "partnership" or "cooperation", was first developed in Japan by a group of women concerned with the use of pesticides, the increase in processed and imported foods and the corresponding decrease in the farm population. The more philosophical translation for teikei is "food with the farmer's face" (Van En 1992). In 1965, these women initiated a direct, cooperative relationship in which local farmers were supported by consumers on an annual basis.1

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