• Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 224, authored by Assemblyman Rich Gordon-D-Menlo Park, which defines Community Supported Agriculture programs into statute and provides guidance over the development of CSA regulations.
CSA is a new form of direct marketing. In this model, consumers pay a farmer to deliver products and produce to the consumer. This may be done by the consumer coming to the farm or by delivering of a box of produce to the consumer’s home. The rapid expansion of CSAs in recent years demonstrates that this model is in need of definition and parameters for regulation to support CSA farmers and consumers, according to Gordon’s office.