Community Supported Agriculture - New Models for Changing Markets

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CSAs are being challenged by the need to compete successfully in an increasingly crowded local food marketplace while maintaining a distinct and appealing identity to customers.  To develop greater financial stability and organizational resilience, CSAs are adding new services and amenities to better accommodate customer desires for broader product selection, extended product availability and flexible subscription/payment terms.  Our new research report, Community Supported Agriculture:  New Models for Changing Markets, supported by a cooperative research agreement with the University of Kentucky, explores how innovation is taking the CSA world by storm, as managers and growers experiment with non-traditional business practices in order to build a wider base of consumer support. 

View the Community Supported Agriculture - New Models for Changing Markets report (pdf)

Publication Date: 
04/17