What is a CSA?
A DuPager can purchase a “share” from a CSA, which is a box of produce or animal byproducts delivered to a drop-off location. CSAs differ in frequency, distance in shipping, food variety, and more. CSAs make it possible for local small farmers to compete with heavily-subsidized commodity farms and factory food businesses.
Why should we support CSAs?
CSAs are one of the single greatest ways for a DuPager to reduce their ecofootprint and strengthen their local economy. The LIFE Atlas includes CSAs which dropoff in DuPage (so some of the farms are outside of the county border).