Help Your Local Farm & Join a Community Supported Agriculture Program | Lynette Zang’s Urban Farm


I’m here at the Urban Farm today, and I wanted to talk to you about CSA’s. So if you’re not familiar with what a CSA is, CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. And basically it’s this really awesome way of connecting farmers and people in the community.

Why We Created a CSA Program:

Create a Community

Share our bountiful produce

Make meaningful connections with our Community

Here on our Urban Farm, we have a CSA and the purpose is to engage with the community, share our bountiful produce and make meaningful connections that connect us as urban farmers, to the people that we’re growing for. So in a CSA, it’s usually a subscription service. So people sign up at the beginning of a term. For example, our spring CSA is will be 10 weeks. They sign up in the beginning and then every week they get a weekly share like this one of produce. It’s a great way for us as the farmer to use the produce that we’re growing on the farm to have connections with the community, and also make sure that nothing is going to waste.

Every CSA is gonna be different depending on the farm that you decide to choose your CSA through here at our farm, we do half shares. So that is four to five items each week. A lot of farms either do a half share or usually a standard full share is around eight items. So an item for our farm is anything from a bunch of carrots to a head of lettuce, to a head of cauliflower. So it’s a really great way to get local produce, to get knowledge of your local farmers and to eat healthy.

I hope this gives you a little bit of insight into what a CSA is and why it can be such a great way to source local produce talking to people at your local farmer’s market and doing research online about local farms is a great way to find a CSA that could work for you. Remember that CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It’s a great way to engage with your community, make sure you’re getting the healthiest and most local produce. And that you’re supporting your local farms. I hope you have a great day and I hope that you join a CSA.


  • Lynette’s mission is to translate financial noise into understandable language and enable educated, independent choices. All her work is fact and evidence based and she shares these tools openly. She believes strongly that we need to be as independent as possible and at the same time, we need to come together in community to survive and thrive through any financial crisis.

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