What Is A CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a unique model of local agriculture that began in Japan over 30 years ago, when a group of women were concerned about the amount of pesticides found in food. Originally called “teikei” in Japanese, which translates to “putting the farmers’ face on food,” the concept later moved to Europe. Eventually, in the mid 1980s, CSA made its way to the US. Indiana currently has 27 CSA operations.
Why Should I Join Back To Natural’s CSA?
A CSA is a relationship of mutual support and commitment between local farmers and community members who pay an annual membership fee to cover the production costs of the farm. In turn, members receive a weekly share of the harvest during the local growing season. This arrangement gives the farmer a direct connection to and relationship with the consumer. In this literal “community-supported agriculture”, members receive a wide variety of local in-season foods harvested at their peak of ripeness, flavor and vitamin and mineral content.
How Do I Join Back To Natural?
1. Print, fill out and submit the Back To Natural CSA Membership Form via mail: Click The Link Below.
2. Fill out and submit the Online CSA Membership Form and pay via pay-pal. (Coming soon)
3. Donate to our Share-A-Share program via the CSA Membership Form.
4. Come visit us! You are welcome to visit the farm – just let us know when you’re coming!
Click the link below for more information on how our CSA Program works and to download an application.