CSA – Community Supported Agriculture

Portugal

Herdade do Freixo do Meio has its own vegetable and animal production, transformation and distribution. It has 7 micro-factories that produces more than 200 certificated organic products.

The program CSA – Partilhar as Colheitas began in September 2015, inspired by the worldwide AMAP/CSA movement. The model practiced is based on the mutual commitment between producers and co-producers (consumers) in order to make agroecology practicable, to treat food as a common good, valuing the personal relationships. Together with 2 other producers, one of dairy products and another one of fruit, the program feeds about 100 local families, corresponding to 20% of the total income of the farm. The main goal is to spread the program and reach 300 families, providing their daily needs of food, ideally focusing all the production to the program.