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Questions You Might Ask your CSA

Nothing beats a personal conversation with the farmer. Here are some questions you might ask.

  • How long have you been farming?
  • How long have you been doing a CSA?
  • Are there items in your box grown by other farms, and if so, which farms?
  • How did last season go?
  • How many members do you have?
  • What percentage of the food you deliver annually is grown on your farm?
  • If the answer is less than 100%, ask where the rest of the food comes from, whether it's certified organic (if that is important to you), and whether members are told which items come from off-farm.
  • I'd like to talk with a couple of your members before I commit. Could you give me contact info for a couple of "references"?