Kristine Hammel grew up on a dairy farm in southwestern Ontario. In 2008, she graduated from Hohenheim University in Germany with a Master’s in Organic Food Chain Management. She now operates Persephone Market Garden near Owen Sound and freelances as a researcher, teacher and writer on food and agriculture issues.
The question for CSA farmers is not "How do I get one started?", but "How do I keep it going?," according to Jill Perry and Scott Franzblau, authors of Local Harvest: A Multifarm CSA Handbook.
In the keynote address at the recent Bring Food Home conference in Kitchener, Ontario, Joel Salatin said a successful local food system needs production, processing, marketing, accounting, distribution and patrons.