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Organizing and Launching a Multi-farm, Workplace-based CSA in Arkansas

Working with long-time partner, Heifer Project USA, SCALE helped design and organize a work place-based Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA enterprise, focusing on Little Rock and surrounding communities. Launched in 2014, the CSA surpassed 400 shares in 2015 and is projected to reach 600 shares in 2016. The number of participating farmers has also grown steadily, with 15-20 expected to produce for the CSA this coming year. The farmer group is finalizing a transition to becoming an independent, producer-owned cooperative. SCALE has provided both hands-on training and technical assistance for the farmers, along with organizational and business development consulting to the leaders and staff of the enterprise.

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Anthony Flaccavento:

Anthony Flaccavento

Anthony Flaccavento has 25 years of hands-on experience in sustainable community development, along with a BS degree in Agriculture and Environmental Science and a Masters degree in Economic and Social Development.

Anthony has been a certified organic produce farmer for the past 15 years during which time he also founded and directed Appalachian Sustainable Development. He is the author of “Healthy Food Systems: A Tool Kit for building Value Chains” and over 100 published articles.

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