There is a wealth of information on the internet about community supported agriculture and sustainable farming. Some of our favorites are listed here.
Use the search box at the bottom of the page to find sites listed on Web-Agra's extensive database
State-by-State CSA Listing
This link takes you to the Robyn Van En Center, Where you will find the National CSA Listing (freqently updated) and much other information on CSA
The USDA's Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
is linked to a wide variety of CSA resources, definitions of CSA, and information on eating locally/seasonally or farming sustainably
CSA-L, An Email Discussion Group
What better way to learn, ask questions and discuss issues of specific interest to CSA farmers and members than in a forum of interested folks? Sign up to join the discussion (a busy forum in the winter, not so busy in the main growing season) or view archives of previous topics
A detailed introduction to the nuts and bolts of CSA
ATTRA is a great resource for farmers and market gardeners. This link takes you to a very nice summary of Community Supported Agriculture and how to get started
More Sites of Interest
Foodroutes is your source for the latest in sustainable food and farm related information. Click on Find Good Food to go to LocalHarvest,,a website self-described:rediscovering the benefits of buying locally grown food. A low cost way to promote your CSA, Farm Stand or other Ag enterprise or find local produce
the Organic Consumers Association
all the latest news on organic foods, GMOs
Don't Panic, Eat Organic
a huge, thoroughly linked site on organic food, growing and more.
The Biodynamic Association
has long been an advocate of CSA farms
Apprentice, intern, volunteer,
or work on a farm. This free service is for prospective workers to find farms and for farmers to find help.
Five Springs Farm
is our CSA farm in northern lower Michigan. We post several recent weekly newsletters on the site along with other information about our farm
The New American Farmer
is a new SARE publication that collects in-depth interviews with farmers and ranchers to describe sustainable farm operations around the country. Several CSA's are featured
Books & online resources for small farm marketing and farmer's markets, as well as links to a wide variety of small farm, sustainable resources.
A new 'science search portal' is available at science search portalSearch for everything from agriculture to zoology
Integrated Farming Systems
is a program of the The W.K. Kellogg Foundation. IFS funds collaborative efforts among farmers and ranchers, communities, universities, environmental groups, food retailers, and researchers who advance the use of farming methods that assure long-term sustainability of our natural resources, food systems and rural communities; and who advance policy-changes and market-changes to reach sustainable goals.Food and Society (FAS) is a Food Systems and Rural Development initiative of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The FAS Initiative is based on a vision of a future food system that provides for all segments of society a safe and nutritious food supply grown in a manner that protects health and the environment and adds economic and social value to rural and urban communities.
The purpose of the FAS Initiative is to support the creation and expansion of community-based food systems that are locally owned and controlled, environmentally sound and health-promoting. Click http://www.foodandsociety.org/ for details