Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is a growing business model for farms in Maryland and nationally. In a typical CSA, members pledge to help cover the anticipated costs of the farm’s production for part of or the entire season. And in return the members receive a portion of the farm’s crops over the designated time period of the CSA contract.
The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) and Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) partnered with Maryland Department of Agriculture and Maryland Farm Bureau to develop materials to better aid farmers in developing their own contracts. Check out the below link to see CSA model contracts and workshop presentations.