community-supported agriculture

noun 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

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