CSA Farm Economic Analysis

Published Feb 4, 2000

1999 Findings

We have compared data from, our farm, One Step at a Time Gardens (OSTG), with the same from Spring Hill Farm (SHF) and Common Harvest (CH). The data for the SHF and CH was provided at a workshop session in February where we were first introduced to Washburn’s analysis tool. Do note the following:

CSA share scale differs – As of 1997, SHF – 85 shares and CH – 171 CSA shares. In 1999, OSTG – 21 shares.

Experience differs – SHF and CH have been in operation for between 7 and 10 years. 1999 was OSTG’s 4th CSA season.