What is a CSA, You ask?
For over a quarter of a century, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a “membership” or a “subscription”) and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season. This arrangement proves to be very beneficial for both the farmer and the consumer. Here’s how:
Advantages for Consumers
- Eat ultra-fresh food, with all the flavor and vitamin benefits
- Get exposed to new vegetables and new ways of cooking
- Usually get to visit the farm at least once a season
- Kids typically favor food from “their” farm – even veggies they’ve never been known to eat
- Develop a relationship with the farmer who grows their food and learn more about how food is grown
Advantages for farmers
- Get to spend time marketing the food early in the year, before their 16 hour days in the field begin
- Receive payment early in the season, which helps with the farm’s cash flow
- Have an opportunity to get to know the people who eat the food they grow
What We Offer
We offer a variety of fresh, seasonal vegetables and herbs organically grown and will deliver a weekly share of farm-fresh vegetables, or half-share depending on your vegetable intake, to your home or work each week. And speaking of half-shares, don’t let the term fool you. Half-shares have enough in them to sustain a hungry family as well.
A sample basket in the early summer may contain, but certainly not limited to, the following:
- Head Lettuce
- Green .Onion
As the summer progresses and new crops come into season, your basket contents will change giving you the freshest produce available. What’s more, each week you will receive a short newsletter of farm happenings and recipes utilizing your weekly veggies.
For more information and pricing please Contact Us