What are some things I need to know when starting a csa? Due to covid we are...

Asked May 11, 2020, 2:44 PM EDT

What are some things I need to know when starting a csa? Due to covid we are going in that direction.

Cuyahoga County Ohio

1 Response

Hi thanks for your question! This is a great way to market given out current situation with markets and restaurants. Consumers are interested in supporting local and getting their food locally. I will provide some information about guidelines given the COvid-19 pandemic. But if you want more information about starting and running a CSA, I can send that too!

Some factsheet that can guide your distancing and sanitation practices due to Covid:
https://fcs.osu.edu/news/covid-19-updates-and-resources/food-safety-consumers-specialty-crop-producers-and-marketers

Online communication, payment and/or ordering. These are important topics now that we are relying on communicating/paying/ordering from a distance. It may be email, facebook, constant contact, paypal, ect.

Here are some presentations about direct marking in the time of Covid:
https://agnr.osu.edu/events/agriculture-and-natural-resources-madness/full-bracket#Mar31

I hope this helps you get started!