Green Tip: Community Supported Agriculture

Green Tip: September 2011

Click on the photo to read "CSA Farms Are Like Family," by Hilltown Families Contributing Writer, Dana Pilson.(Photo credit: Sienna Wildfield)

Did You Know?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a new and growing model of farming that allows people to directly support local farmers and receive a diverse variety of local food crops from their farmer every week during the growing season. Most CSA farms provide vegetables, fruits, and herbs to their members, and some CSA farms produce meat and dairy products.

Green Tip:

’Tis the season to…purchase your share from a Community Supported Agriculture farm for next summer! CSA farms then know how many members they are growing for and spend the winter planning next season’s crops. In addition, many CSAs offer winter shares for sale in the fall so that you can eat local throughout the winter, too. For a list of CSA farms in our region, visit

For more information about the Green Tips program and the Valley Vision 2 Regional Land Use Plan, please contact Danielle McKahn, PVPC Land Use Planner, at (413) 781-6045 or

This Green Tip is brought to you by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.

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