Building Community in CSAs: A Canning Project

1995 Annual Report for FNC95-105

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 1995: $4,963.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1998
Region: North Central
State: Ohio
Project Coordinator:
Ted Bartlett
Silver Creek Farm

Building Community in CSAs: A Canning Project


There is a great deal of support for utilizing CSAs as an economically viable kind of outreach. However, long-term success depends on fine turning and community spirit.

Objectives: To build a sense of community and ownership between shareholders and growers by bringing together shareholders and owners of three local CSAs in a conning project. Based on journals kept by each producer, a manual is being prepared to be used by other CSAs with similar concerns.

Results: The project was extended to allow completion of the manual.