What is Community Supported Agriculture or CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture or CSA is an agreement between a farmer and consumer where the farmer provides a share of vegetables to the consumer for a set amount of weeks out of the year. The customer pays ahead of time. For our CSA we grow all our own produce and aim to provide enough produce for a family of 2-4 members. In a CSA the community takes part in some of the risk of farming. So some years there might be less of some crops and more of others. Last year was a great year for zucchini and eggplant but less great for squash.
The advantage to the farmer is that he or she gets capital up front meaning less time spent marketing and that in turn means more value given directly to the customer. It also means the community has the opportunity to get to know who is growing their food. Most CSA farms are, if not organic, at least sustainably run. Most of our produce we grow is from organic seed. We promise to never plant genetically modified seed. We do not spray chemical fertilizers (we use aged manure, compost tea) or use any poison on our produce, therefore, there may be bugs in your boxes. Please wash before eating.
Localharvest.org has a more in depth summary of what a CSA is here.
How to Join our Fall CSA
It starts in September, lasts for ten weeks ending in November. We'll be in touch a week or two before distribution begins.
You can contact us directly by email or go to our contact page and fill in the form there to learn more and ask any questions you may have. Download a form to mail in or e-mail.
Full Share: $300.00 for ten weeks of produce (7-10 items). Pick up weekly on Sundays between 12:30 and 6:00 pm at our farm.
Half Share: $170.00 for ten weeks of produce picked up weekly (4-6 items).
Delivery: $5.00/week. We can deliver your share within a reasonable distance. Contact us for details.
Egg Add-on: 1 dozen weekly + $40. A dozen every other week or half dozen every week + $20. Only available for share members!
Chicken Add-on: Pre-order for one a week (total of 10), get one free! + $200
Trading box: We will have a box at weekly pickups where CSA members can swap out one of their produce options with another that is available in the box if they choose. We understand that some people may not prefer a specific vegetable and may want to switch them out, but please, only one swap per person. We will try to have recipes available weekly for different ways to use the produce we have in your box. Perfect for getting out of your comfort zone and trying something new!
Current Purchasers: Everyone that joined our summer CSA and wants to continue for the Fall will receive preference. Everyone who purchases a Summer and Fall share will receive a free whole chicken. Note that it is first come, first served. We will only have a limited amount of shares for the Fall.
You can find the order form here:
Just fill it out, upload and send to our e-mail with a note of payment method or you can mail it with a check. We accept Paypal, credit/debit cards, and cash for your convenience. Contact us with any questions!
And THANK YOU for supporting your small, local veteran farmer and farmHER.