A Book on Why and How to Run Cooperative CSA

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2004: $9,210.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2007
Region: Northeast
State: New Hampshire
Project Leader:

Annual Reports

Information Products


Not commodity specific


  • Education and Training: farmer to farmer
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, new enterprise development, community-supported agriculture, cooperatives, budgets/cost and returns, marketing management
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, social capital, social networks

    Proposal summary:

    Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) operations have evolved in response to the successes and failures of single-farm CSAs. This project will document how the Local Harvest CSA in New Hampshire and cooperative CSAs elsewhere are organized and operated. Outreach will be through the publication of this book and presentations.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.