Community Supported Agriculture: A Farmer's Overview

First Paragraph:
New Jersey farmers are confronted with many challenges including high land prices, reduced farmland availability and increased production costs. In order to remain economically viable, some farmers have focused on producing high value agricultural commodities or adopting alternative marketing methods. Many farmers across New Jersey and the Northeast have focused their marketing efforts towards the increasing urban and suburban populations. One successful marketing technique is the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) system. The CSA system has similarities to road side markets and farmer’s markets, and therefore may be a practical transition to farmers with retail marketing experience.
Tags:
Community supported agriculture, CSA, marketing
Publication Number:
FS1174
Author(s):
William Bamka
Stephen Komar
Publisher:
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension
Date Published:
2/27/2012
Number of pages:
3

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences