今、欧米世界でも注目されているCommunity Supported Agriculture（略してCSA。直訳すると「地域に支えられた農業」) は、日本で30年前に始まった生産者と消費者の「産消提携」にルーツがあると言われている。（日本有機農業研究会による「生産者と消費者の提携」とは？）
(CSA North America)
"Sharing the Harvest -- A Guide to Community Supported Agriculture" by Elizabeth Henderson, 1999, Chelsea Green, ISBN 1890132233
An indictment of the current food production and distribution system, and a solution, via Community Supported Agriculture -- the farm feeds the people, the people support the farm and share in the inherent risks and potential bounty. Setting up a CSA, with options and cautions for each step, with the best examples of CSA farms the authors could find. Nuts and bolts, money matters, legalities, growing, harvesting, distributing, how to include low-income members, community food security. References and a resource list. Written by a farmer and respected CSA leader and pioneer. From Chelsea Green:
From Community Bookshelf:
"Community Supported Agriculture -- Business Management Series", Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA). Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is both a marketing technique and a way of life. CSAs across the country are helping farmers make ends meet. This publication discusses the basics of CSAs, how they work, how to get started, how to retain shareholders. Reading list, resources, organizations, publications, websites.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). This US information resource is a cooperative effort between the Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service (CSREES) and the National Agricultural Library (NAL) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). General information, state-by-state listing of CSA farms, CSA resources for farmers, sustainable agriculture resources, nutrition and health, organic recipes, web and other resources, books and recent articles and more.
The Biodynamic Association provides a list of all CSAs in the US and Canada. Also has brochure: "Introduction to Community Supported Farms and Farm Supported Communities".
The Community Farm Newsletter -- "A Voice For Community Supported Agriculture": quarterly newsletter for people interested in community supported agriculture ("community shared agriculture" in Canada). A forum for CSA growers, farm members and prospective CSA farmers to explore ideas, techniques, organic farming, small farm preservation, sustainable agriculture. Publishers are CSA farmers Northern Michigan.
"What is CSA?" from Community Supported Agriculture of North America at University of Massachusetts Extension. Informative what-is, plus Resource List: publications, periodicals, videos, organizations; Canadian CSA farm listings, US CSA farm listings.
CSA-L@prairienet.org email list on Community Supported Agriculture:
"Farms of Tomorrow Revisited: Community Supported Farms, Farm Supported Communities" by Trauger M. Groh, revised 1997, Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association, ISBN 0-938250-13-2
"Farming is everyone's responsibility, and has likewise to be accessible for everyone," says the author. Most people have never met a farmer or seen a potato in the ground. Explains why society needs smaller farms that care for the land and their communities and produce a bounty of healthy produce for the consumer. Ten examples of CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farms with first-hand information and advice from the farmers themselves. Valuable to anybody interested in the CSA movement in the United States (or the world), or to farmers wishing to start their own CSA program. Helpful appendices on getting started, acquiring land, sample budgets, and typical CSA shares are included. From Powell's Books:
From Chelsea Green:
"Rebirth of the Small Family Farm" by Bob and Bonnie Gregson, 1996
"A first-person account of a rewarding second career in Community Supported Agriculture. A great introduction to subscription farming." From Alternatives for Simple Living:
"Creating a Market -- Getting started in Community Supported Agriculture" by Sarah Milstein, Mother Earth News, Feb/March 1999. Clear view of the CSA option, focus on one farm family's experience, good advice on how to proceed, do's and don'ts. Start small and grow slowly -- plan ahead. And the rewards: "Four or five members are coming up from the city tomorrow to plant garlic with us. It's amazing to me that people are going to take the time and expense to help out because they care about next year. That level of commitment has been very reassuring for us. It makes us step back sometimes and appreciate our farm and what we do."
"A Share in the Harvest -- A feasibility study for community supported agriculture", Soil Association, 2001 -- Looks at how community supported agriculture (CSA) can help in the development of local and sustainable food economies. Investigates community involvement in farming around the globe and in a number of established and planned CSA initiatives in England. Eleven case studies.
"A Share in the Harvest -- an action manual for community supported agriculture", Soil Association, 2001 -- A practical guide to support farmers/growers, consumers and activists who wish to develop community supported agriculture (CSA) initiatives. Uses experiences from CSA farms in the UK and overseas and includes information on CSA models, membership, finance and legal issues, land and share issues, grant advice and useful publications.
National Association of Farmers Markets, UK -- Farmers' Markets are for all kinds of food producers and offer a low-cost entry point for many farmers who have not 'sold direct' before. Farmers' markets are the embodiment of the availability of home grown foods. They are the British farming industry's most high-profile shop-window. Market guidelines, starting a market, find local markets, and more.
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