Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2019 Gretchen P Alexander
This thesis details the history of Claremont Market Shares, a Community Sourced Agriculture (CSA) project based out of Claremont, California. By using this project as a jumping off point for discussing local food networks, buzzwords such as "organic" and "local" are analyzed and re-defined. I argue for a people-based food network model over the currently popular 'place-based' that prioritizes producer-consumer relationships. The CSA functions as a sustainable model of this ideology.
Alexander, Gretchen, "Why CSAs Matter: (re)localizing for people-based food networks" (2019). Scripps Senior Theses. 1283.