three springs farm

Josh James

Transylvania University’s first-ever local food fair attracted a larger crowd than expected Friday.

There were three letters on the lips of nearly everyone at the fair: CSA. It stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Organizer Angela Dossett said CSAs are like Farmer’s Markets, only they allow growers and buyers to forge a different kind of bond.

"You invest in a farm at the beginning of the growing season and then all through the growing season you get beautiful boxes of produce every week," Dossett said.