CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. When you become a member of a CSA, you form a relationship with the people who grow your food, and in return they commit to raising your food with sustainable and environmentally responsible practices. You also know that your food is grown locally, handled minimally, not shipped from across the country or even across the world!
As a member of a CSA you will receive a weekly box of vegetables. (or whatever your particular CSA offers), and agreeing to the risks and benefits that come with farming. A growing season can bring an abundance of produce, but on occasion it can have less than ideal conditions. Some CSA’s offer opportunities for members to work on the farm in exchange for their share, but it is usually not required.