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What makes long-term CSAs successful?

publication date: Jan 1, 2008
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As I look over the history of these twenty years of CSA, no particular scale of operations or distance from members emerges as the ideal for forging community ties. Members have demonstrated passionate loyalty in both action and words to farms that follow the community farm model and to subscription farms, to farms that ship shares over four hours by truck, well beyond the “Localvores” 100-mile limit, and to CSAs with over 2,000 shares. What seems to count most is not the size or miles but the vividness of the shared experience.

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