Geraldson Community Farm is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. This structure is an innovative way to connect local consumers with local farmers. At the beginning of each season “members” invest financially in the farm (much like a shareholder of a company). This investment helps pay for seeds, equipment, labor, compost, etc.
During the season, members reap the benefits of their investment. Every week members can come to the farm or a delivery site to receive a portion of that week’s harvest. The CSA structure creates a mutually supportive relationship where members know their farmers and the growing methods and the farm has security within the community. Members essentially partner with the farm, sharing in both the bountiful harvest and the risk of crop failure.
The activities of the CSA is determined through regulating policies developed by Florida West Coast RC&D.
For a detailed overview of CSAs please visit Local Harvest.