community-supported agriculture

com·​mu·​ni·​ty-sup·​port·​ed agriculture

Definition of community-supported agriculture

: a system in which a farm is supported by local consumers who purchase prepaid shares in the farm's output which they receive periodically throughout the growing season And they run a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program that this year will supply 400 local families with boxes of fresh produce … every week.— Casey Miner abbreviation CSA

First Known Use of community-supported agriculture

1987, in the meaning defined above

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“Community-supported agriculture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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