Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is a model of food production and distribution that directly connects farmers and eaters resulting in a mutual gain relationship. People buy shares in a farm's projected harvest in advance and for a set period (a season, or a year, for example) and receive a regular supply of farm to table produce.
CSAs have been developed as a strategy to connect local farmers with local consumers; develop a regional food supply, strong local economy; maintain a sense of community; encourage land stewardship; and honour the knowledge and experience of growers and producers working on small to medium size farms.
CSAs provide more stability in general than the flux and flow of farmer’s markets. And gives farmers the structure and stability to keep going through tough times and maintain their ethical farming practices.
So why did we choose this model?
It is the best way for Fork it Farm to get our food directly to you and gives us the stability to plan our future production.
We want our members to be part of the farm and experience how their pork is grown, have a connection with their food and feel reassured that their food is grown ethically.
By deepening eaters’ understanding of food production, especially animals raised for meat, we figure on having a bigger impact as you share that knowledge with others.
So if you live in Tasmania and want forkin’ tasty pork from our paddock to your plate, sign up to our 'Hog Share Club'.
We love our animals and we love our food! And we want to share our forkin' tasty pork with you.