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Short Food Supply Chains

Last Updated May 25th 2022, 9:50:42 pm


Short food suuply chains (SFSCs) refer to a broad range of food production-distribution-consumption configurations.


Farmers’ markets

Farm shops

Collective farmers’ shops

Community-supported agriculture (CSA model)

Also known as cropsharing, the CSA model is a system that allows consumers to directly subscribe to the harvest of a certain farm or group of farms.

The CSA model is commonly employed using the vegetable box scheme.

  • A vegetable box scheme is an operation that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables, often locally grown and organic, either directly to the customer or to a local collection point. This service is typically sold as an ongoing weekly subscription, varying week to week depending on what is in season.

Solidarity purchase groups