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                                      FARMS, FOOD & MARKETS
   the benefits of csa
Providing farm‐fresh, fabulous food to Hudson Valley consumers.
Community Supported Agriculture, CSA for short, is an agricultural model that has become increasingly popular in the Hudson Valley. In exchange
for an upfront payment or series of installments, CSA members regularly receive a “share” of their farm’s bounty — whether that be an assortment of fresh vegetables and/or fruit, herbs, flowers, eggs, dairy, and meat — over the course of the growing season.
The advantages of Community Supported Agriculture are abundant. The food that CSA shareholders
receive is incredibly fresh, high-quality, delicious, and nutritious. Produce is often picked the same day as CSA pick-up; at some farms, CSA members even get to pick their own veggies, herbs, or flowers. Many CSA members report eating healthier as a result of their share, and enjoy learning to cook vegetables they haven’t tried before.
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