Farm-To-Office: CSA Taps Alternative Market

Farm-To-Office: CSA Taps Alternative Market

Feeling limited by the short growing season and and their small pool of customers, a farming couple in the Adirondacks put a twist on the CSA model: they set up workplace deliveries. Seeing this as an opportunity to reach out to customers who otherwise would not join a CSA, the Hainers experienced a positive response. Paula Lukats of Just Food recognized the potential for this atypical CSA model and soon began introducing workplace CSAs to the urban landscape of NYC. Workplace CSA’s add diversity to the work week and introduce the farmer to urban CSA members. While the introduction of a new model comes with it’s own complexities and obstacles, there has been a resounding affirmation that CSAs in the workplace are bringing the essence of farms to people, thereby widening the impact of local producers

Learn more about alternative markets for CSA here!

Posts nearby

I was fortunate enough to find my goat’s milk guy cleaning out some pigs for Father’s day, when I visited him for the Catch and Release project.  I visited the day afterward, and he had... Read more
By Vanessa Valedon, Jun 22
Artisan is a word that has been received much usage and attention in the past decade. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, artisan is defined as “A worker who practices a trade or a handicraft;... Read more
By Amanda Terillo, Jun 21
An artisan is a person who is skilled at making things by hand (Merriam-Webster 2014).  By using hands in anything food-related, from growing vegetables and other produce to raising meat and... Read more
By Heather Lynch, Jun 19