A “Community Supported Agriculture” venture seeks to link consumers to family businesses that produce local, organic, sustainable, fairly traded food. In a CSA, consumers purchase a share in the business. They share in the benefits and joys of the harvest as well as the risks. In exchange, the consumer receives a share of the best of what is produced that year. CSA’s help ensure that independent, small scale farmers remain in an industry which is rapidly becoming dominated by agri-business.
By investing a sum at the start of the season, customers guarantee that Al Tinka can operate his orchard in the coming season. In exchange, come harvest time customers will receive a bounty of naturally-grown, lovingly cultivated premium Okanagan orchard fruit.