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For Small Farms, Co-ops Are a Lifeline

“It was a scary time,” she said. “We thought: if we work together, we can be scaling up and serving 100 families per week.”

What emerged was the Better Together CSA, a cooperative effort that pooled their produce and resources to get fresh food to local families stuck at home. Now in its fourth membership cycle, the CSA has grown from 45 shares to 85, with nine to 12 farms participating, depending on the week.

“It felt very urgent,” said Holland of Chispas Farm. “We threw this whole operation together in a week, and we kind of workshopped it from there.”

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