Curious what exactly a CSA is and how it works?
In a nutshell: Support local food, enjoy fresh produce, and become a member of a farm.
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It presents a win-win model for both you the consumer, and the local farm. Local community members are able to buy into a share of a farm’s seasonal harvest, and in return, get a regular share of freshly harvested produce.
By paying a small fee, the community members help provide the farm with the capital needed for that growing season, and in return, you get the freshest produce possible to enjoy all season long.
We’ll bundle up a box of what’s currently being harvested on the farm, and then deliver it to you. Typically the box contains a mix of fresh veggies and herbs, plenty to feed 2-4 people for a week. The selection will fluctuate naturally with the time of the season and availability, but we do our best to fill the box every week with greens, a root vegetable, herbs (manageable amounts), common vegetables (like tomatoes, squash and broccoli) and flowers. Our goal is to make the boxes as complete as possible and not overload you with too much of one vegetable.
How You Benefit
The beauty of a CSA is that instead of buying produce from the grocery store, which has usually been shipped from hundreds if not thousands of miles away and has lost much of its freshness and flavor, you’ll be getting a box of produce from your own community. Because of the “luck of the draw” style, you’ll likely get an exciting variety of goodies you might not have ever tried before. You’ll be broadening your palate while getting straight-from-the-ground veggies!
We grow for you, which means you will have input in what we grow. Not only will your farm fresh produce taste better, but it will last longer as well! It is the most economical way to eat organic, not to mention, your money will stay in your community, helping the local food scene to prosper.
How the Farm Benefits
The farm gets the support they need to keep growing! They develop relationships with their members so they can better meet the needs of their community.
Working together we all benefit by learning, growing, and nourishing each other.