This past summer, the Boston area got its first CSF, Cape Ann Fresh Catch. CSFs follow the same model as
community-supported agriculture, where people buy shares in a farm, then receive produce regularly
throughout the season. Here the share is purchased from fishermen, and the bounty is seafood. Subscribers
received more cod than they knew what to do with and a quick education in filleting. They also got a
chance to be part of something that just makes sense: Consumers get access to fresh, local seafood; fishermen
get more money; and the environment benefits because they can afford to fish more sustainably.
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