Community Supported Agriculture - New Models for Changing Markets

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A new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report, Community Supported Agriculture: New Models for Changing Markets, highlights six case studies of farmers using the community supported agriculture (CSA) direct-to-consumer business model and how that model has changed since the 1980s.

This report, supported by a cooperative research agreement with the University of Kentucky, explores how CSA managers and growers are innovating and experimenting with non-traditional business practices in order to increase consumer support. Check out the report and learn more about CSAs that are adding new services and amenities to better accommodate customer desires for broader product selection, extended product availability and flexible subscription/payment terms.