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Community Supported Agriculture Resources for Farmers


Selected Books, Reports, Articles, Research Projects, Periodicals and Videos Focusing on the Business of CSA Farming.Old red pickup truck carrying load of oversized brocoli.


Compiled by:
The Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC)
National Agricultural Library (NAL), U.S. Department of Agriculture

May 2011


This publication is part of AFSIC's Community Supported Agriculture Web resource which includes Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): An Annotated Bibliography and Resource Guide (1993); Organizations and Web Sites; Defining Community Supported Agriculture; Survey and History sources; Find a CSA Farm; and Automated Database Searches. http://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/pubs/csa/csa.shtml

Books and Reports

  1. Basic Formula to Create Community Supported Agriculture, by Robyn Van En. The author, 1992. 80p. [NAL Call Number: HD9225 A2V35 1992]
    Availability: 1996 edition, $10 + shipping; Robyn Van En Center at Wilson College, contact information below.
    Online information/reviews: http://www.wilson.edu/wilson/asp/content.asp?id=1275

  2. Building a Sustainable Business: A Guide to Developing a Business Plan for Farms and Rural Businesses, by Gigi DiGiacomo, Robert King and Dale Nordquist. Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture and Sustainable Agriculture Network, 2003. 280p.
    Availability: $17 + shipping; Sustainable Agriculture Publications, P.O. Box 753, Waldorf MD 20604-0753; phone 301-374-9696, fax 301-843-0159, e-mail sarepubs@sare.org
    Full text: http://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Books/Building-a-Sustainable-Business

  3. Community Supported Agriculture, by Katherine L. Adam. ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, 2006. 16p.
    Availability: Free on request; ATTRA, contact information below.
    Full text: http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/csa.html

  4. Community Supported Agriculture, James Wilkinson. (OCD Technote #20) USDA, Rural Development, Office of Community Development, 2001. 2p.
    Full text: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/CDP-TN20.PDF

  5. Community Supported Agriculture, by Matt Ernst and Tim Woods. 8p. University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, New Crops Opportunity Center. Revised August 2009.
    Full text: http://www.uky.edu/Ag/NewCrops/marketing/csa.pdf

  6. Community Supported Agriculture. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Extension, 2000. 4p.
    Full text: http://www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/epublic/pages/
    index.jsp?what=publicationD&publicationId=11

  7. “Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).” In Teaching Direct Marketing and Small Farm Viability: Resources for Instructors, edited by Albie Miles and Martha Brown. Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 2005. 312p. Chapters include: Introduction to Community Supported Agriculture; Resources; Research Bibliography; CSA History; USDA Structure and Organization; USDA Outreach; USDA Administration; USDA Crop Planning; USDA Crop Rotation and Soil Fertility; USDA Harvest; and Post-Harvest Handling.
    Availability: $30 (tax and binder included) + shipping; CASFS, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, Attn: Direct Marketing Manual, check payable to: UC Regents. (Information: TrainingManual@ucsc.edu)
    Full text: http://casfs.ucsc.edu/education/instructional-resources/teaching-direct-marketing-and-small-farm-viability

  8. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): A Hypothesis Test of Membership Activities and Utility, by Jane M. Kolodinsky, Qingbin Wang and Leslie Pelch. Selected Paper, 1999 Annual Meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, Tennessee. American Agricultural Economics Association, 1999. 14p.
    Full text: http://purl.umn.edu/21692

  9. Community Supported Agriculture Entering the 21st Century: Rusults from the 2001 National Survey, by Daniel Lass, A. Bevis, G.W. Stevenson, J. Hendrickson and Kathy Ruhf. Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, (undated). 24p.
    Full text: http://www.cias.wisc.edu/economics/csa-across-the-nation-findings-from-the-1999-and-2001-csa-surveys/

  10. Community Supported Agriculture Farms: Management and Income. Research Brief #68. Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004.
    Availability: Small fee may apply; UW-Madison CIAS, contact information below.
    Full text: http://www.cias.wisc.edu/economics/community-supported-agriculture-farms-management-and-income/

  11. Community Supported Agriculture: Growing Food and Community. Research Brief #21. Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1996.
    Availability: Small fee may apply; UW-Madison CIAS, contact information below.
    Full text: http://www.cias.wisc.edu/farm-to-fork/community-supported-agriculture-growing-foodand-community/

  12. The Community Supported Agriculture Handbook: A Guide to Starting, Operating or Joining a Successful CSA, by Wilson College Center for Sustainable Living. Center for Sustainable Living, Wilson College, 1997. 88p. [NAL Call Number: S494.5 A67C65 1998]
    Availability: $10 + shipping; Robyn Van Center at Wilson College, contact information below.
    Online information/reviews: http://www.wilson.edu/wilson/asp/content.asp?id=1275

  13. Community Supported Agriculture in the Mid-Atlantic Region: Results of a Shareholder Survey, by Lydia Oberholtzer. Small Farm Success Project, 2004. 48p.
    Availability: $6 + $5 shipping; Robyn Van Center at Wilson College, contact information below.
    Online information/reviews: http://www.wilson.edu/wilson/asp/content.asp?id=1275

  14. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in the Midwest United States: A Regional Characterization, by Erin Tegtmeier, and Michael Duffy. Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, 2005. 23p.
    Full text: http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/pubs/staff/files/csa_0105.pdf

  15. Community Supported Agriculture on the Central Coast: The CSA Grower Experience, by Jan Perez. Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS), University of California, 2004. 4p.
    Full text: http://63.249.122.224/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/brief4_CSAgrower.pdf

  16. Community Supported Agriculture on the Central Coast: The CSA Member Experience, by Jan Perez, Patricia Allen and Martha Brown. Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS), University of California, 2003. 4p.
    Full text: http://63.249.122.224/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Brief_1_CSA.pdf

  17. Community Supported Agriculture on the Urban Fringe: Case Study and Survey, by Rochelle Kelvin. Rodale Press, 1994. 40p.
    Availability: $10 + shipping; Robyn Van Center at Wilson College, contact information below.
    Online information/reviews: http://www.wilson.edu/wilson/asp/content.asp?id=1275

  18. Community Supported Agriculture: The Producer/Consumer Partnership, by L. Manes. XCM-189. Colorado State University Cooperative Extension, 1995. 10p.
    Availability: $5 + shipping. E-mail csaresourcecenter@ucm.colostate.edu
    Online information/reviews: http://www.csuextstore.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=410

  19. CSA Across the Nation: Findings from the 1999 CSA Survey, by Daniel Lass, G.W. Stevenson, John Hendrickson and Kathy Ruhf. Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003. 26p. [NAL Call Number: HD1491.U6 C73 2003]
    Full text: http://www.cias.wisc.edu/economics/
    csa-across-the-nation-findings-from-the-1999-and-2001-csa-surveys/

  20. CSA 2001: An Evolving Platform for Ecological and Economical Agricultural Marketing and Production, by Warren Lizio and Daniel A. Lass. University of Massachusetts, 2005. 24p.
    Full text: http://api.ning.com/files/3FyohVhrK-m5eIn2G2jfkF2vpDUXaYlfQtSpRUvy4u2
    WE1tMaovZ673Tnfo*fd8T3ysBa9ncJb4Z81pTNEIQUaoTvYJIe6Qs/NESAWGCSA2001.pdf

  21. The CSA Method of Alternative Financing in Agriculture: A Case Study, by Sacha Francis Sabih. Department of Agricultural Economics, McGill University, 1998. 175p. Note: “A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science in Agricultural Economics.”
    Full text: http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca:8881/R/?func=dbin-jump-full
    &object_id=20855&local_base=GEN01-MCG02

  22. CSA: More for Your Money than Fresh Vegetables. Research Brief #52. Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001.
    Availability: Small fee may apply; UW-Madison CIAS, contact information below.
    Full text: http://www.cias.wisc.edu/crops-and-livestock/csa-more-for-your-money-than-fresh-vegetables/

  23. Farm Networks Work: A CSA Success Story. Research Brief #32. Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998.
    Availability: Small fee may apply; UW-Madison CIAS, contact information below.
    Full text: http://www.cias.wisc.edu/farm-to-fork/farm-networks-work-a-csa-success-story/

  24. A Farmer's Guide to Marketing through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), by Megan L. Bruch and Matthew D. Ernst. Center for Profitable Agriculture. University of Tennessee. Institute of Agriculture, December 2010. 13p.
    Full text: https://utextension.tennessee.edu/publications/Documents/PB1797.pdf

  25. Farms of Tomorrow. Community Supported Farms, Farm Supported Communities, by Trauger Groh and Steven McFadden. Bio-Dynamic Farming and Gardening Association, 1990. 169p. [NAL Call Number: S589.7.G76 1990]
    Availability: $6; Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association, Inc., contact information below.
    Information/reviews: http://www.biodynamics.com/node/295

  26. Farms of Tomorrow Revisited: Community Supported Farms, Farm Supported Communities, by Trauger Groh and Steven McFadden. Bio-dynamic Farming and Gardening Association, 1997. 294p. [NAL Call Number: HD1491 U6G76 1997]
    Availability: $12.50; Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association, Inc., contact information below.
    Online information/reviews: http://www.biodynamics.com/node/61

  27. Grower to Grower: Creating a Livelihood on a Fresh Market Vegetable Farm, by John Hendrickson. Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005. 51p.
    Full text: http://www.cias.wisc.edu/crops-and-livestock/report-helps-fresh-market-vegetable-growers-understand-and-share-finances/

  28. The Legal Guide for Direct Farm Marketing, by Neil Hamilton. Drake University Agricultural Law Center, 1999. 235p. Note: Prepared under a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program. [NAL Call Number: KF1718 H35 1999]

  29. Managing a CSA Farm 1: Production, Labor and Land. Research Brief #40. Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999.
    Availability: Small fee may apply; UW-Madison CIAS, contact information below.
    Full text: http://www.cias.wisc.edu/economics/managing-a-csa-farm-1production-labor-and-land/

  30. Managing a CSA Farm 2: Community, Economics, Marketing and Training. Research Brief #41. Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999.
    Availability: Small fee may apply; UW-Madison CIAS, contact information below.
    Full text: http://www.cias.wisc.edu/farm-to-fork/managing-a-csa-farm-2-community-economics-marketing-and-training/

  31. Market Power in Direct Marketing of Fresh Produce: Community Supported Agriculture Farms, by Daniel A. Lass, Nathalie Lavoie, and T. Robert Fetter. (Working Paper, 2005-2) University of Massachusetts, 2005. 24p.
    Full text: http://purl.umn.edu/14514

  32. Marketing Strategies for Farmers and Ranchers. Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE), 2006. 20p.
    Availability: Free bulletin; SARE Outreach Publications, P.O. Box 753, Waldorf MD 20604-0753; phone 301-374-9696, fax 301-843-0159; e-mail sarepubs@sare.org
    Full text: http://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Bulletins/National-SARE-Bulletins/
    Marketing-Strategies-for-Farmers-and-Ranchers

  33. Maximizing Shareholder Retention in Southeastern CSAs: A Step Toward Long Term Stability, by Deborah J. Kane and Luanne Lohr, 1997. Note: “This study is supported by a grant from the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) in Santa Cruz CA.” [NAL Call Number: HD1484 K36 1997]
    Availability: Organic Farming Research Foundation, P.O. Box 440, Santa Cruz CA 95061; phone 831-426-6606, fax 831-426-6670, e-mail research@ofrf.org.
    Full text: http://ofrf.org/funded/reports/kane_96-25.pdf
    Also available from the Robyn Van Center, $6 + shipping, contact information below.
    Online information/reviews: http://www.wilson.edu/wilson/asp/content.asp?id=1275

  34. The New American Farmer: Profiles of Agricultural Innovation. 2nd edition, Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE), 2005. 200p. [NAL Call Number: aS494.5 I5 N39 2005]
    Availability: $16.95 + shipping; Sustainable Agriculture Publications, P.O. Box 753, Waldorf MD 20604-0753; phone 301-374-9696, fax 301-843-0159, e-mail sarepubs@sare.org
    Full text: http://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Books/The-New-American-Farmer-2nd-Edition

  35. The New Farmers' Market: Farm-Fresh Ideas to Make Market Sales Sizzle, by Eric Gibson, Vance Corum, and Marcie Rosenzweig. New World Publishing, 2001. 257p. [NAL Call Number: HD9000.5 C67 2001]
    Availability: $24.95 + shipping. Sustainable Agriculture Publications, P.O. Box 753, Waldorf MD 20604-0753; phone 301-374-9696, fax 301-843-0159, e-mail sarepubs@sare.org
    Online information/reviews: http://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Books/The-New-Farmers-Market [includes selected book excerpts]

  36. The Organic Farmer’s Guide to Marketing and Community Relations, by Rebecca Bosch. Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Interstate Council, 2004. 96p. Note: Part of a series of handbooks on organic principles and practices published by NOFA. [NAL Call Number: S605.5 .B67 2004]

  37. Rebirth of the Small Family Farm: A Handbook for Starting a Successful Organic Farm Based on the Community Supported Agriculture Concept, by Bob Gregson and Bonnie Gregson. 1st ed. Originally published by Island Meadow Farm /IMF Associates, 1996. 64p. [NAL Call Number: HD1476 U62W24 1996]
    Availability: $12 + $5 shipping; Robyn Van En Center, contact information below. A 2004 edition is available from Acres USA, $12 + $3 shipping; contact information below.
    Online information/reviews: http://www.acresusa.com/books/closeup.asp?prodid=56&catid=13&pcid=2

  38. The Role of Collaborative Community Supported Agriculture (cCSA): Lessons from Iowa, by Corry Bregendahl and Cornelia Flora. North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, Iowa State University, 2006. 33p.
    Full text: http://www.soc.iastate.edu/extension/ncrcrd/CSAReport-2006-LessonsFromIowa.pdf [accessed November 20, 2009]

  39. A Share in the Harvest. An Action Manual for Community Supported Agriculture. 2nd edition. The Soil Association. 47p.
    Online information/reviews: http://www.soilassociation.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=gi5uOJ9swiI%3d&tabid=204

  40. Sharing the Harvest: A Guide to Community-Supported Agriculture, by Elizabeth Henderson, with Robyn Van En and Joan Dye Gussow. Revised edition. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2007. 303p.
    Online information/reviews: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/sharingtheharvest2

  41. What is Community Supported Agriculture? by M.E. Swisher, Rose Koenig, Jennifer Gove and James Sterns. University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, 2003. 9p.
    Full text: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/CD019

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Articles

  1. “Community Supported Agriculture.” In Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia
    Full text: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community-supported_agriculture

  2. “Alternative Financing in Agriculture: A Case for the CSA Method,” by S.F. Sabih and L.B.B. Baker. Acta Horticulturae 524 (2000): 141-148. Note: Paper presented at the Twenty-fifth International Horticultural Congress held August 2-7, 1998, Brussels, Belgium. Part 14. [NAL Call Number: 80 Ac82]
    Information/abstract: http://www.actahort.org/books/524/524_16.htm

  3. “Community Supported Agriculture,” by Deborah Lockridge. Small Farm Today 22, no. 2 (2005): 32-35. [NAL Call Number: S1 M57]

  4. “Community Supported Agriculture,” by Elizabeth Wiggins. Ag Opportunities (Missouri Alternatives Center) 9, no. 3 (Nov/Dec 1998).
    Full text: http://agebb.missouri.edu/mac/agopp/arc/agopp022.txt

  5. “Community Supported Agriculture - Another Marketing Avenue for Your Fresh Produce, Cut Flowers and Other Farm Products,” by E. Marcelina. AgVentures 4, no. 1 (Feb/Mar 2000): 17-22. [NAL Call Number: S441 A475]

  6. “Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).” In Farm Direct Marketing Bibliography, Part 8. USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service, Farmer Direct Marketing, 2001. Note: No longer available online (March, 2008).

  7. “Community Supported Agriculture, Food Consumption Patterns, and Member Commitment,” by Carol Goland. Culture and Agriculture 24, no. 1 (Spring 2001): 14-25. [NAL Call Number: HT401 .C85]

  8. “Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): Building Community Among Farmers and Non-farmers,” by J. Sharp, E. Imerman, and G. Peters. Journal of Extension 40, no. 3 (2002). [NAL Call Number: LC45.4.J682]
    Full text: http://www.joe.org/joe/2002june/a3.html

  9. “Community Supported Agriculture: More for Your Money than Fresh Vegetables.” Small Farm Today 18, no. 3 (2001): 51-52. [NAL Call Number: S1 M57]

  10. “Creating a Market,” by Sarah Milstein. The Mother Earth News 172 (1999): 40-44. [NAL Call Number: AP2 M6]
    Full text: https://www.motherearthnews.com/Sustainable-Farming/1999-02-01/
    Creating-a-Market.aspx

  11. CSA - A First Year's Experience,” by Jim Bauermeister. Bringing Home the Harvest: Inland Northwest Community Food Systems Newsletter 1, no. 1 (Spring 1998): 2-6.
    Full text: http://www.ruralroots.org/Newsletters/BHHSP98.PDF

  12. CSAs: Marketing and Herb Production,” by P. Berg. Small Farm Today.23, no 3 (2006): 34-37. [NAL Call Number: S1.M57]

  13. “Development of a Year-Round Student Organic Farm and Organic Farming Curriculum at Michigan State University,” by John A. Biernbaum, Laurie Thorp and Mathieu Ngouajio. HortTechnology 16, no 3 (2006): 432-436. Note: “Paper presented at the workshop ‘Curriculum development for organic horticulture,’ July 21, 2005, Las Vegas, Nevada.” [NAL Call Number: SB317.5.H68]
    Information/abstract: http://www.organicagcentre.ca/Courses/course_michigan.asp

  14. “Direct From Farm to Table: Community Supported Agriculture in Western Illinois,” by Heather McIlvain-Newsad, Christopher D. Merrett, and Patrick McLaughlin. Culture and Agriculture 26, no. 1/2 (2004): 149-163. [NAL Call Number: HT401 C85]

  15. “Direct Marketing Options: Farmers Markets, Restaurants, Community Supported Agriculture and the Organic Alternative,” by Steve Gilman. In Agricultural Outlook Forum. Proceedings (Washington DC, 1999), p. 118-121. Washington DC: USDA World Agricultural Outlook Board, 1999. [NAL Call Number: aHD1755 A376]
    Full text: http://purl.umn.edu/32951

  16. “Does Community-Supported Agriculture Support Conservation?” By Mark Anderson-Wilk. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 62, no. 6 (2007): 126A-127A. [NAL Call Number: 56.8 J822]

  17. “Eight Tips From the Experts to Make Your Community Shared Agriculture Project a Success,” by A. Salm. COGNITION: The Voice of Canadian Organic Growers (1997). [NAL Call Number: SB453.5 C6]
    Full text: Ecological Agriculture Projects http://www.eap.mcgill.ca/MagRack/COG/COG_E_97_04.htm

  18. “Expanding Our Understanding of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): An Examination of Member Satisfaction,” by K. Brandon Lang. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 26, no. 2 (2005): 61-79. [NAL Call Number: S494.5 S86S8]
    Information/abstract: http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J064v26n02_06

  19. “Factors Influencing the Decision to Join a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farm,” by Jane M. Kolodinsky and Leslie L. Pelch. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 10, no. 2-3 (1997): 129-141. [NAL Call Number: S494.5 S86S8]
    Information/abstract: http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J064v10n02_11

  20. “Farmers' and Consumers' Beliefs about Community-Supported Agriculture in Australia: A Qualitative Study,” by Emma Lea, Jodi Phillips, Madeleine Ward and Anthony Worsley. Ecology of Food and Nutrition 45, no. 2 (2006): 61-86. [NAL Call Number: TX341.E3]
    Information/abstract: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03670240500530592

  21. “Forging Family-to-Farmer Connections,” by Cheryl Long. Organic Gardening 47, no. 3 (May/June 2000): 43. [NAL Call Number: S605.5.O74]

  22. “Grower Perspectives in Community Supported Agriculture,” by Eva C. Worden. HortTechnology 14, no. 3 (2004): 322-325. [NAL Call Number: SB317.5 H68]

  23. “High Quality, Cost Effective Production of Diverse Horticultural Crops Grown Organically: An Individual Case Study in Northwest Missouri, U.S.A.,” by A. Larson, A. Ching, F. Messner, H. Messner, and J.P. Ogier. (Paper from Proceedings of the XIVth International Symposium on Horticultural Economics, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, UK, September 12-15, 2000) Acta Horticulturae 536 (2000): 53-59. [NAL Call Number: 80 Ac82]
    Information/abstract: http://www.actahort.org/books/536/536_5.htm

  24. “Local-Based, Alternative-Marketing Strategy Could Help Save More Small Farms,” by Thomas W. Gray. Rural Cooperatives 72, no. 3 (2005): 20-23. [NAL Call Number: aHD1491 U6R87]
    Full text: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/pub/may05/local.htm

  25. “Squaring Farm Security and Food Security in Two Types of Alternative Food Institutions,” by Julie Guthman, Amy W. Morris and Patricia Allen. Rural Sociology 7, no. 4 (2006): 662-684. [NAL Call Number: 281.28 R88]

  26. “Small Farm Extension Mini-Grant Project Report: Expanding a CSA through Farmer Collaboration,” by Monica Roth. Small Farm Today 24, no. 1 (2007): 26-28. [NAL Call Number: S1 M57]

  27. “Starting a CSA to Build Farm Business,” by A. Krause and R. Higgins. Small Farm Today 22, no. 2 (2005): 30-31. [NAL Call Number: S1 M57]

  28. “Stochastic Efficiency Analysis of Community-supported Agriculture Core Management Options,” by Njundu Sanneh, L. Joe Moffitt, and Daniel A. Lass. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 26, no. 2 (2001): 417-430. [NAL Call Number: HD1750 W4]
    Full text online from AgEcon Search (University of MN): http://purl.umn.edu/31053

  29. “Teaching Diversified Organic Crop Production Using the Community Supported Agriculture Farming System Model,” by Constance L. Falk, Pauline Pao and Christopher S. Cramer. Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education 34 (2005): 8-12. [NAL Call Number: S530 .J6]
    Full text: http://www.jnrlse.org/view/2005/e03-0031.pdf

  30. “Urban Organic Farming in Austria with the Concept of Selbsternte ('Self-Harvest'): An Agronomic and Socio-economic Analysis,” by Christian R. Vogl, Paul Axmann and Brigitte Vogl-Lukasser. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 19, no. 2 (2004): 67-79. [NAL Call Number: S605.5 .A43]
    Full text from Organic Eprints: http://orgprints.org/6858/01/Vogl_etal_raf062.pdf

  31. “Who Buys Local Food?” by Lydia Zepeda and Jingham Li. Journal of Food Distribution Research 37, no 03 (November 2006), pp 1-11. [NAL Call Number: HD9000.A1J68]
    Full text online from AgEcon Search (University of MN): http://purl.umn.edu/7064

  32. “Who Leaves the Farm? An Investigation of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farm Membership,” by Jane Kolodinsky and Leslie Pelch. Consumer Interests Annual 43 (1997): 46.

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Selected Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Research Projects

  1. A Book on Why and How to Run Cooperative CSA, Scott Franzblau Hopkinton NH, Project Coordinator. Project Number: FNE04-514 (2004).
    Information/abstract/reports: http://mysare.sare.org/MySare/ProjectReport.aspx?do=viewProj&pn=FNE04-514

  2. Building Community Health, Farm Viability, and Food Equity through Community Supported Agriculture, Lael Gerhart, Sr., Ithaca NY, Project Coordinator. Project Number: CNE07-020 (2007).
    Information/abstract/reports: http://mysare.sare.org/MySare/ProjectReport.aspx?do=viewProj&pn=CNE07-020

  3. Building Connections: Creating a Broader Public Base for CSAs, Russell Libby, Unity ME, Project Coordinator. Project Number: LNE06-242 (2006).
    Information/abstract/reports: http://mysare.sare.org/MySare/ProjectReport.aspx?do=viewProj&pn=LNE06-242

  4. Community Supported Agriculture Marketing Program, Alice Coles, Cheriton VA, Project Coordinator. Project Number: FS00-108 (2000).
    Information/abstract/reports: http://mysare.sare.org/MySare/ProjectReport.aspx?do=viewProj&pn=FS00-108

  5. Concord Cooperative CSA, Dave Trumble, Weare NH, Project Coordinator. Project Number: FNE02-444 (2002).
    Information/abstract/reports: http://mysare.sare.org/MySare/ProjectReport.aspx?do=viewProj&pn=FNE02-444

  6. CSA Dairy, Gene Allen, Suttons Bay MI, Project Coordinator. Project Number: FNC01-384 (2001).
    Information/abstract/reports: http://mysare.sare.org/MySare/ProjectReport.aspx?do=viewProj&pn=FNC01-384

  7. CSA in the Northeast: Growing the Movement, Kathy Ruhf, Belchertown MA, Project Coordinator. Project Number: LNE00-136 (2000).
    Information/abstract/reports: http://mysare.sare.org/MySare/ProjectReport.aspx?do=viewProj&pn=LNE00-136

  8. CSA Partnership with Community Food Security Project, Elizabeth Henderson, Newark NY, Project Coordinator. Project Number: FNE01-380 (2001).
    Information/abstract/reports: http://mysare.sare.org/MySare/ProjectReport.aspx?do=viewProj&pn=FNE01-380

  9. Developing Model CSA Software for Multi-cropping and Harvesting, Margaret Pikarsky, Homestead FL, Project Coordinator. Project Number: FS06-209 (2006).
    Information/abstract/reports: http://mysare.sare.org/MySare/ProjectReport.aspx?do=viewProj&pn=FS06-209

  10. Earthworks Garden and Poultry Urban CSA, Ashley Atkinson, Detroit MI, Project Coordinator. Project Number: LNC01-187 (2001)
    Information/abstract/reports: http://mysare.sare.org/MySare/ProjectReport.aspx?do=viewProj&pn=LNC01-187

  11. Expanding and strengthening a network of farmers to support a local foodshed, Laura Hunsberger, Snow Hill MD, Project Coordinator. Project Number: CNE08-047 (2008). Information/abstract/reports: http://mysare.sare.org/MySare/ProjectReport.aspx?do=viewProj&pn=CNE08-047

  12. Gaining Ground in Maine, Ellie Kastanopolous, Project Coordinator. Project Number: CNE08-048 (2008).
    Information/abstract/reports: http://mysare.sare.org/MySare/ProjectReport.aspx?do=viewProj&pn=CNE08-048

  13. Growing and Marketing for a Winter CSA in Central Missouri, Jennifer Grabner, Ashland MO, Project Coordinator. Project Number: FNC07-668 (2007).
    Information/abstract/reports: http://mysare.sare.org/MySare/ProjectReport.aspx?do=viewProj&pn=FNC07-668

  14. Increasing Growers' Quality of Life through Direct Marketing: The Role of Farmers' Markets and Consumer Supported Agriculture, Susan Andreatta, Greensboro NC, Project Coordinator. Project Number: LS00-109 (2000).
    Information/abstract/reports: http://mysare.sare.org/MySare/ProjectReport.aspx?do=viewProj&pn=LS00-109

  15. Marketing an Organic CSA, Michael Hollcraft, New Carlisle, IN, Project Coordinator. Project Number: FNC07-696 (2007).
    Information/abstract/reports: http://mysare.sare.org/MySare/ProjectReport.aspx?do=viewProj&pn=FNC07-696

  16. Multi-farm CSA: A Group Marketing Initiative for Rural Northern Michigan, Rick Meisterheim, E Jordan MI, Project Coordinator. Project Number: FNC00-292 (2000).
    Information/abstract/reports: http://mysare.sare.org/MySare/ProjectReport.aspx?do=viewProj&pn=FNC00-292

  17. Pastured Pork Marketing -- Cultivating a Meat CSA for Wil-Den Family Farms, David Eson, Millheim PA, Project Coordinator. Project Number: ONE04-019 (2004).
    Information/abstract/reports: http://mysare.sare.org/MySare/ProjectReport.aspx?do=viewProj&pn=ONE04-019

  18. Season Extension for Winter CSA and Restaurant Sales, Annie Louise Perkinson, Fairview NC, Project Coordinator. Project Number: FS07-216 (2007).
    Information/abstract/reports: http://mysare.sare.org/MySare/ProjectReport.aspx?do=viewProj&pn=FS07-216

  19. Seniors and CSA: Market Research for Innovation and Participation, Benjamin Shute Tivoli NY, Project Coordinator. Project Number: FNE06-591 (2006).
    Information/abstract/reports: http://mysare.sare.org/MySare/ProjectReport.aspx?do=viewProj&pn=FNE06-591

  20. Sustainable Plant Breeding: A Participatory Methodology for CSA and Fresh Market Vegetable Producers in South Central WI, Katrina Becker, Madison WI, Project Coordinator. Project Number: GNC04-032 (2004).
    Information/abstract/reports: http://mysare.sare.org/MySare/ProjectReport.aspx?do=viewProj&pn=GNC04-032

  21. Taylor Community Supported Agriculture Project, Evelyn Williams, Safford AL, Project Coordinator. Project Number: CS03-016 (2003).
    Information/abstract/reports: http://mysare.sare.org/MySare/ProjectReport.aspx?do=viewProj&pn=CS03-016

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Audio-visual Materials

  1. CSA: Making a Difference. Robyn Van Center, 1997? 15 minute video.
    Availability: DVD $18 shipping; Robyn Van Center, contact information below.
    Information/reviews: http://www.wilson.edu/wilson/uploadedfiles/offices/
    academic_affairs/fulton_ctr/CSA%20Order%20Form.pdf

  2. Farmers and their Diversified Horticultural Marketing Strategies: An Educational Video on Innovative Marketing, produced by Vern Grubinger. 48 minute video. University of Vermont Extension, 1999.
    Availability: DVD $15 (includes shipping), checks payable to: UVM; Center for Sustainable Agriculture, University of Vermont, 106 High Point Center, Suite 300, Burlington VT 05446-8800; phone 802-656-5459, e-mail sustainable.agriculture@uvm.edu
    Information/reviews: http://www.uvm.edu/vtvegandberry/Videos/marketvideo.htm

  3. It’s Not Just about Vegetables, produced and directed by Mickey Friedman, John MacGruer and Jan VanderTuin. Blue Hills Films, 1986. 30 minute video. [NAL Call Number: Videocassette no.1706]

  4. Congregational Tool Kit. Land Stewardship Project.
    This kit contains videos, resource materials and activities for small and large group gatherings with a focus on building healthy communities by linking people with their food, the land and each other. Also included are suggestions for involving individuals and congregations in supporting a local good system while helping those with special needs in their community.
    Availability: $125 or $10 for a six week rental; Land Stewardship Project, 821 East 35th Street, Suite 200, Minneapolis MN 55110; phone 612-722-6377, e-mail info@landstewardshipproject.org
    Online information/reviews: http://www.landstewardshipproject.org/
    resources-pubs.html

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Periodicals and Listservs

  1. The Community Farm: A Voice for Community Supported Agriculture. Published quarterly.
    Availability: $20/year print; $15/year e-mail version; Ned Johnson, Community Farm and Table Newsletter, 340 Hicks Hollow Road, Kingsport, TN 37660-6752.
    Online information/reviews: http://csafarms.org/csaresources.asp [sample online issues available]

  2. Growing for Market: A Journal of News and Ideas for Market Gardeners. Published monthly.
    Availability: $33/year; GFM, P.O. Box 3747, Lawrence KS 66046; phone 800-307-8949 (toll free) or 785-748-0605, fax 785-748-0609, e-mail form: http://www.growingformarket.com/static/contact
    Online information/reviews: http://www.growingformarket.com/

  3. Bringing Home the Harvest. Rural Roots, Inc. Published quarterly.
    Availability: Rural Roots, P.O. Box 8925, Moscow ID 83843, phone 208-883-3462, fax 208-882-7834, e-mail info@ruralroots.org
    Full text: http://www.ruralroots.org/Newsletters/default.asp

  4. Small Farm Today. Published bi-monthly.
    Availability: $23.95/year; Small Farm Today, 3903 West Ridge Trail Road, Clark MO 65243; 800-633-2535 (toll free) or 573-687-3525, e-mail smallfarm@socket.net
    Online information/reviews: http://www.smallfarmtoday.com

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Books and Report Sources

Acres U.S.A.
P.O. Box 91299
Austin TX 78709-1299
1-800-355-5313 (toll free) or 512 892-4400, fax 512-892-4448
e-mail orders@acresusa.com
Online catalog: http://www.acresusa.com/books/books.asp?pcid=2
Online order form: http://www.acresusa.com/other/orderform.pdf

Back40Books.com
Mail Order Department
Nature's Pace Sanctuary
Hartshorn MO 65479
866-596-9982 (toll free)
e-mail CustomerService@Back40Books.com
Online catalog: http://www.back40books.com/
Online order form: http://www.back40books.com/page_202.htm

Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association
25844 Butler Road
Junction City OR 97448
888-516-7797, fax 541-998-0106
e-mail info@biodynamics.com
Online catalog: http://www.biodynamics.com/orders

The Robyn Van En Center
Fulton Center for Sustainable Living, Wilson College
1015 Philadelphia Avenue
Chambersburg PA 17201
717-264-4141 ext. 3352, fax 717-264-1578
e-mail csacenter@wilson.edu
Online catalog: http://www.wilson.edu/wilson/asp/content.asp?id=1275
Online order form: http://www.wilson.edu/wilson/uploadedfiles/offices/academic_affairs/
fulton_ctr/CSA%20Order%20Form.pdf

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS)
1535 Observatory Drive
Madison WI 53706
608-262-5200, fax 608-265-3020
e-mail ramcnair@wisc.edu.
Most publications free, small fee may apply for ordering some publications; checks payable to: UW Madison-CIAS
Order form online: http://www.cias.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/
puborderform1008.pdf

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This Reference Guide was produced by the Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC), National Agricultural Library (NAL). For more information about this and similar publications, contact:

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National Agricultural Library
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Beltsville, MD 20705-2351
Phone: 301-504-6559
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