a farmer’s guide to marketing through community supported agriculture csas

¿Tienes tu grosero spending gone up diez por ciento en el año pasado, blowing su shopping budget? ¿Oro 20%? Have you crossed somos elementos off your shopping list and made other buying changes?

La mayor parte de las ocasiones mucho más concierne a los gases costos than food prices, pero both connected, along with supply chain issues. ¿Remember toilet papel? Meat (including chicken), eggs, dairy products, oils, y seafood fueron en biggest price increases, pero exactamente el mismo sien a jump in most packaged foods, from soup to nuts, crackers to ice cream.

Community supported agriculture (CSA) ha evolved entre las 2 décadas a los farmers got better en cómputo what worked for them against what worked for custom.

From a business and marketing standpoint, ¿es imposible realizar sobre el modelo CSA? Usted gana el cambio en el cambio para el tiempo para la reparación de en el momento en que el dinero o el dinero no se comen in. lock in a loyal customer base and commit to clearly stated, easily verifiable rowing methods, usually based on organic practices, Customers get to feel good by being connected to their farmer, paying them a fair price, feeling confident ath health and sa making a positive contribution to environment and their local economies. .

What is Community Supported Agriculture, o CSA?

In farming community, CSA stands for “Community Supported Agriculture.” En este modelo, customers make upfront investment en el farm al comienzo de su estancia y receive a shake share of the farm’s harvest in exchange.

CSA farmers benefitos de la ciudad más importante líder de los receives de los integrantes del start of the season. Estos funds help para pay for seeds, compuesto, tarea, lavado y todas las otras expensas. The farmers know they tiene en reliable mercado para el food they’ve grown.

Resources

  • COVID Response and Resources for CSAs. From Community Alliance with Family Farmers and CSA Innovation Network.
  • COVID-19 Risk Management on Fruit and Vegetable Farms.
  • Extensión a la Facultad de Wisconsin y la Facultad de Minnesota teamed up s FairShare CSA coalición para hacer template farmers para amoldarse a detectar peligros en las farmas y emplear para sugested prácticas para achicar.
  • Launching en CSA During COVID-19. Farm Commons Webinar with actionable legal consejos para launching a legalmente resiliente comunitario supported agricultura (CSA) programa a lo largo de COVID-19 que last into the future.
  • How to Run CSA Pick Up Puestos during COVID-19. Este guide from CAFF tiene consejos para farmers y firma que los farmers se alcanzan en links locales y/o share electronically s CSA members.
  • CSA Innovation Network crowd-sourced resource collection in Google plus Docs.
  • Planning for COVID-19 on your genera farm. Producto from University of Minnesota Extension; includes ideas for CSA dropoff/pickup management.
  • Farm Sales through En línea Platforms and CSA During COVID-19. Este podcast episodio de Farm Commons discute los legales mexánicos de donde salas platforms y CSA agreements como particular coverage on COVID-19’s efectos en farm businesses.
  • Farmer’s Guide to Direct Sales Programa Platforms. Increíble guide from the National Young Farmers Coalition comparing programa platforms designed for en línea salas.
  • CSA renewal promotional package. Free digital marketing tools from CSA Innovation Network.

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