Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) and other ways to build direct farmer/consumer relationships
Direct-to-consumer sales, and especially farm subscription arrangements, have immense benefits for farmers, including maximizing profit margins, increasing farmer cash flow early in the season, and facilitating consumer feedback, consumer education, and community-building. During COVID, we’ve seen a boom in CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) programs, online farm storefronts, home delivery, and more.
This session will feature farmers who sell directly to consumers in a variety of ways, using a variety of tools; we’ll lay out the nuts and bolts and the pros and cons of each.
- Rachel Hawkins (Kith & Kin CSA / Hawkins Homestead Farm)
- Brennan Washington (Southern SARE / Phoenix Gardens)
- Dominique Villanueva (Fountain Heights Farm / #wealleat Cooperative)
Moderator: Caylor Roling (EAT South)
Save the dates, and make plans now to join us in December! We’re so excited to see you <3
Registration is on a sliding scale to make the Forum accessible to all