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Sharing the Harvest Paperback – June 1, 1999
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About the Author
Elizabeth Henderson co-authored The Real Dirt. She farms in Newark, New York, and has been involved in CSA farming for more than 15 years. Robyn Van En (1949-1997) was the founder of Indian Line Farm, the first CSA in the United States, and author of the path-breaking handbook Basic Formula to Create Community Supported Agriculture.
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Don't expect to learn all aspects of running a CSA from this book however, but you should enjoy it.
In the true spirit of a co-op, this book provides an introductory education to CSA newbies on the history of food co-ops, community-building and food systems. For those looking for more hands-on or operations-oriented guides to CSA farming, I'd encourage you to review the rather exhaustive reference section in this book and contact someone near you. For me, I found this book perfect for gaining a comprehensive understanding of CSAs overall, which is helping me increase me evolve from passive shareholder into a more active, participatory role.