community-supported agriculture


com·​mu·​ni·​ty-sup·​port·​ed 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

Examples of community-supported agriculture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The company’s dude ranch is complemented by a garden and community-supported agriculture program. Nick Davidson, Outside Online, 1 Oct. 2014

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Word History

First Known Use

1987, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of community-supported agriculture was in 1987

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“Community-supported agriculture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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