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Sharing the harvest : a citizen's guide to Community Supported Agriculture / Elizabeth Henderson with Robyn Van En ; foreword by Joan Dye Gussow.

Henderson, Elizabeth, 1943- (Author). Van En, Robyn (Added Author).

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Summary:

In Sharing the Harvest, the authors lay out the basic tenets of CSA, provide useful information for both farmers and consumers on starting and running a successful community farm project, and describe hundreds of useful strategies that have worked (or not worked) for CSAs from Alaska to Florida. An inspirational yet highly practical handbook for a growing movement, Sharing the Harvest is a must-read for: -- Farmers, of both large and small farms, who want to investigate a more satisfying and financially secure way to sell their crops. -- Consumers, who want to serve their families fresher, healthier, better-tasting food than is available from the supermarket -- and at the same or lower cost -- Backyard gardeners, who would like to supplement their own vegetables with a wide variety of food that is every bit as good (or even better) than homegrown -- Food activists, chefs, and others, who recognize the benefits of within the seasons" and the importance of local farms.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 334.683 HEN 2007 (Text) 33892100078303 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 03/26/2013 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781933392103
  • ISBN: 193339210X
  • Physical Description: xvi, 303 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Edition: Revised and expanded edition.
  • Publisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green, 2007.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [292]-294) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
What is Community Supported Agriculture? -- CSA and the global supermarket -- Creating a CSA -- Choosing a farm or farmer -- The land -- Nurturing a solid core group -- Labor -- Sharers on the farm -- Money matters for CSAs -- Legalities -- To certify or not to certify? -- Community and communications -- Growing the food -- Handling the harvest -- Distributing the harvest -- The weekly share -- Combining CSA with other markets -- Regional networking for farm-based development economics -- Multifarm CSAs -- Matching biodiversity with social diversity -- Agriculture supported communities -- CSA around the world -- CSAs that quit.
Summary, etc.:
In Sharing the Harvest, the authors lay out the basic tenets of CSA, provide useful information for both farmers and consumers on starting and running a successful community farm project, and describe hundreds of useful strategies that have worked (or not worked) for CSAs from Alaska to Florida. An inspirational yet highly practical handbook for a growing movement, Sharing the Harvest is a must-read for: -- Farmers, of both large and small farms, who want to investigate a more satisfying and financially secure way to sell their crops. -- Consumers, who want to serve their families fresher, healthier, better-tasting food than is available from the supermarket -- and at the same or lower cost -- Backyard gardeners, who would like to supplement their own vegetables with a wide variety of food that is every bit as good (or even better) than homegrown -- Food activists, chefs, and others, who recognize the benefits of within the seasons" and the importance of local farms.
Subject: Collective farms > United States.
Community gardens > United States.
Agriculture, Cooperative > United States
Farm produce > United States > Marketing
Agriculture > Economic aspects > United States

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