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

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