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How does a CSA work?

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).

Green Earth Institute

Wellhausen Farms

Three Plaid Farmers