Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
What is a CSA Program?
Our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program provides our members with a weekly selection of fresh produce directly from our farm throughout the growing season.
We take care in creating a well-rounded assortment of seasonal vegetables and herbs so that you can enjoy local produce at it's freshest.
Why join our program?
There are a variety of reasons our members have joined our program.
Some have a keen preference for freshness and want to have your produce as soon as it's harvested. Others are thrilled with idea of receiving new and interesting varieties on a regular basis. There are many who are interested in supporting local food production, or undertaking measures to reduce their carbon footprint. And there are those that want to secure a reliable, regular and high quality supply of veggies for the whole season. Or very likely, some combination of the above!
By joining our CSA, members indirectly support our efforts to help supply local food-banks with fresh, high quality produce. In 2019 we donated about 1,500lbs of fresh produce to our local food banks, and in 2020 our donations reached 2,400lbs. Our hope is that our CSA program will play a central role in supporting and expanding our efforts in this area.
In a nutshell, we hope to sell produce to those who can afford it, so we can give it to those who can't.
How does it work?
We offer a limited number of memberships and members sign up prior to the start of the season. We expect that the 2021 season will run between 18 and 20 weeks. The first shares of the season should be ready the first or second week of June (we're aiming for June 10th). The final shares of the season should be toward the end of October.
Whether your share is delivered or you're picking up, shares will be available each Friday.
Like all farms, we're subject to whatever weather or natural pressures come our way. We do our best to prepare and adapt but losses are still possible. That said, we've never missed an order!
Shares throughout the season are made up of an assortment of fresh vegetables and herbs. Whatever is in season and ready for harvest that week is what goes into our shares. We also like to try growing some interesting and uncommon varieties.
Our crop plan for the 2021 season will include Beets, Carrots, Beans, Bunching Onions, Basil, Peppers, Kale, Radish, Garlic, Cherry Tomatoes, Parsley, Zucchini, Butternut Squash, Acorn Squash, Pumpkins, Spaghetti Squash, Cilantro, Sage, Dill, Parsley, Turnips, Swiss Chard, Spinach, Lettuces, Pak Choy, Salad Mixes, Brussel Sprouts, and an assortment of micro-greens and sprouts.