Mary Bone, an Arkansas farmer and Heifer International project participant, shares why she farms and how Heifer has helped her achieve her goals. A major component of Heifer's work in the USA is connecting local farmers like Mary through a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), a business model that allows farmers to sell directly to consumers.
Community supported agriculture is a huge win-win for farmers and consumers. Customers get produce that is healthier, fresher, tastes better and is great for the local economy and the environment. Farmers get access to markets and the essential revenue and stability that makes small-scale farming possible.