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Case Study > CSA for a Local Geographer

Glossary Terms

CSA – Community Supported Agriculture

Full share – Enough food for a family of four or five people each week

Half share – Enough food for two people

Homefields – An all-volunteer, non-profit organization founded in 1993 and the owner of an 8.7-Acre farm in Millersville, Pa. The corporation is dedicated to creating new life options for people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.

Organic – Growing crops without the use of chemicals such as pesticides or artificial fertilizers

Pick Your Own – Food that has not been pre-harvested and shareholders must go into the field and pick these crops themselves

Production is approximate to consumption – No more than enough crops are grown to be equally-distributed among shareholders so that no produce is wasted

Seasonal share – June to November

Sustainable growing – Enriches soil and produces food that is more nutritious, tastes better, and lasts longer