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Contact Us

Laurie George
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
University of Illinois Extension
4618 Broadway
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-242-0780
FAX: 618-242-0781
ljgeorge@illinois.edu

Farmers' Market

Farmers' Market

CSA Resources

  • Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Resource Guide
    Information from the Illinois Direct Farm Business Guide. The CSA model is a new method of marketing agricultural products and different farms adapt the model in different ways. However, in a situation where sales occur in advance of the growing season and where customers are encouraged to visit the farm, there are many potential legal concerns with a CSA program. Many CSA farmers are not aware of these legal risks. To foster a vibrant CSA community that is prepared to meet future challenges, they have prepared resources exclusively for CSA farmers.