Community Supported Agriculture in the City: The Case of Toronto

Abstract:

Community supported agriculture (CSA) projects, previously viewed primarily as rural enterprises, are now starting to appear in cities, including Toronto. Urban CSAs address the new food movement’s objectives as they can provide good food that is accessible, an income to those growing the food, education on how food is grown, and show the importance of environmental stewardship and the recycling of resources. There are considerable challenges, however, in their widespread implementation. In this paper we make policy and program recommendations on how urban CSAs in Toronto might be advanced, including pilot projects, institutional linkages, program supports, training, and extension.

Citation:

Patel, Sima and Rod MacRae, “Community Supported Agriculture in the City: the case of Toronto,” Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development 2.4 (2012):85-100.

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Community Supported Agriculture in the City: The Case of Toronto