Downloadable CSA resources
Robyn Van En Brochure
This tri-fold brochure defines the Robyn Van En Center and what it offers. Includes a brief biography of Robyn Van En and defines the concept of CSA.
CSA Concept, Philosopy, and General Operations
This tri-fold brochure explains the CSA concept, philosophy and general operations. Developed to provide interested parties with a first-look description of CSA. Good handout for prospective members.
Guide to Legal Issues in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): The road to the membership agreement.
Developed by Penn State in coordination with PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture).
Building a Sustainable Business
The New American Farmer
The E.F. Schumacker Society: A Trio of Essays
1990 | A New Lease on Farmland: Assuring a Future for Farming in the Northeast
1995 | Land: Challenge and Opportunity
1995 | Local Currencies: Catalysts for Sustainable Regional Economies
Whole Measures: Transforming Our Vision of Success
Maximizing Shareholder Retention in Southeaster CSAs: A Step Toward Long Term Stability
The Community Supported Agriculture Handbook
Publications, Resources and Recommended Readings
(Available through on-line booksellers or subscription services)
The New Farmer's Market
Rebirth of the Small Family Farm
A Farmer's Guide to the Bottom Line: A Handbook to Secure Success & Profits on the Family-Scale Farm
Community Supported Agriculture in the Mid-Atlantic Region: Results of a Shareholder Survey
Sharing the Harvest: A Citizen's Guide to Community Supported Agriculture
Micro Eco-Farming: Prospering from Backyard to Small Acreage in Partnership with the Earth
The Locavore Way: Discover and Enjoy the Pleasure of Locally Grown Food
Visit Amy Cotler's website for helpful tips
Farmer John's Cookbook: The Real Dirt on Vegetables
Biodiesel Homebrew Guide (limited quantities available through the Robyn Van En Center, free shipping; contact email@example.com)
From Asparagus to Zucchini: A Guide to Cooking Farm-Fresh Seasonal Produce, 3rd Edition
Recipes from America's Small Farms: Fresh Ideas for the Season's Bounty
The New Agritourism: Hosting Community and Tourists on Your Farm
Sell What You Sow: The Grower's Guide to Successful Produce Marketing