CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.
Members pay in full at the start of the season in exchange for a weekly portion (“share”) of the farm’s vegetables for the duration of the growing season. CSA is a way for people to directly support farmers in the area, actually see where the food grows, and know the farmers who grow it.
CSA is fantastic because it cuts down the overhead for farmers, giving members access to the freshest product with the least mark-up of any buying arrangement by eliminating the middle man (grocery stores, distributors, aggregators). Farmers receive their capital at the beginning of the season, when we need it most.
Why Joining a CSA is GREAT
Eat Healthy, Seasonally, and Locally
- Freshly harvested vegetables are the cornerstone of a healthy diet. Cooking your own food keeps you in charge of how much fat, salt, and sugar go into what you and your family eat every day.
- Experience the bounty that is available in our region during the season when it grows.
Build Local Community
- Support small, local farms instead of industrial agriculture and national box stores.
- Join with a group of like-minded people who are committed to the health of our region.
Protect Our Environment
- Reduce your food miles! That means less CO2 emissions from transporting and refrigerating produce across long distances.
- Supporting sustainable farming practices protects groundwater and rivers from pesticide and fertilizer pollution.
Is a CSA Share Right For You?
There are many reasons why people love having a CSA share and an equal number of reasons why people do not. Here’s a short list to help you decide if getting a share with our farm is right for you:
- want to eat more produce or already include vegetables as an important part of your diet
- enjoy improvising and/or making creative substitutions when cooking
- put food up by canning, freezing, dehydrating, or fermenting
- love all kinds of vegetables and/or are always up for trying something new
- want to eat fresh, chemical-free, locally grown food without breaking the bank
…we think you’d enjoy our CSA.
- mostly eat out and/or don’t have time for cooking
- enjoy or feel more comfortable cooking with an exact recipe
- dislike many vegetables and/or are a “picky” eater
- go out of town a lot
…we think you’d enjoy the farmer’s market.