Exploring CSA Platforms: CSAware and Farmigo

RECORDING. Pronto proporcionará subtítulos en español. Explorando Los Plataformas de Agricultura Apoyada por la Comunidad – CSAware & Farmigo.

In this peer-to-peer learning webinar, we will compare two popular online CSA management platforms: CSAware and Farmigo. Participants will have the opportunity to see the backend of these platforms as used by Mountain Bounty Farm (CSAware) and Live Earth Farm (Farmigo). Why did they choose this CSA management platform? What are the most useful reporting functions? How have they streamlined their efficiencies? Is it worth the cost? The CSA managers from these farms will share the pros and cons of using these platforms, and will be taking questions from participants to address their concerns.

Video link: https://youtu.be/Gbb1ENkWYgI


Mountain Bounty Farm: Grace Debbeler (she/her) was born and raised in Ohio and takes a lot of pride in her midwestern roots. After receiving an Environmental Engineering degree from Ohio State University, she worked for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Columbus, OH. After a couple years, she switched career paths to take an apprenticeship opportunity at a small CSA farm in Taos, New Mexico and fell in love with farming. Since then, she’s worked at Mountain Bounty Farm in Nevada City, CA for the past 4 years. She manages the CSA including sales, marketing, social media, and also manages the wholesale produce sales and farmers markets.

Live Earth Farm: Born and raised in San Francisco, CA, Jason worked for a number of years in retail grocery and then in various positions for both hardware and software firms in Silicon Valley before discovering Community Supported Agriculture and joining Live Earth Farm in mid-2011. Since then he has been coordinating the farm’s CSA program using Farmigo software to manage subscription logistics. 

About the Small Farm Tech Hub

Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) has launched a new program called the Small Farm Tech Hub which is providing free support & resources to small scale farmers, food hubs, and farmers markets operating out of California. Support services include identifying ways to leverage web-based technologies such as e-commerce, social media, online marketing, and more in order to help farm businesses pivot to pandemic disruptions or to embrace longer-term consumer purchasing trends. 1-on-1 consultations are available to farm businesses operating in CA. Tech Hub team members are standing by to support you on your technology needs. Learn more by visiting caff.org/techhub.

Submit a request form at caff.org/techsupport or email techhub@caff.org.