CSA – Making Money on the Homestead

GroceriesHave you ever wondered what Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is?  This is where locals share in the crops produced by local farmers.  If you are only thinking of supplying food for your family then this may not be an option but if you find yourself wanting to produce more so that you can start making money off of the homestead then this might be something to think about.

A CSA can offer a variety of things from their homestead.  Here is a list of just some.

  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Cheese
  • Bread
  • Eggs
  • Meat

You can offer a delivery service.  Depending on where you are delivery costs may vary.  But just to give you an exmple you can charge $60 per delivery.  Offer special pricing for prepaid deliveries. Some places also charge a membership fee.  Here is a link to an article called “CSA Share Delivery” that breaks it down even further from Local Harvest.org. Some farmers sell at the farmers markets have their CSA pick up their shares there.

 

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