Community Supported Agriculture
What's a CSA?
The original CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) operated in this way: folks who lived near a farm would sit down with the farmers once a year to discuss and decide on an appropriate budget for the farm, including all materials and tools and most importantly: a living wage for everyone who worked on the farm. That same group of people would then figure out how to meet the budget with whatever they were able to contribute, sometimes having to encourage each other to come up with a little more money if necessary. They would then be entitled to a certain share of the produce, etc. that the farm produced, but the amount of food they received was not linked to the money they had given.
Today most CSAs, including ours, operate more like a subscription service - members pay a set amount in the spring that is equal to the value of the boxes of veggies and fruits (and sometimes other products) that they can pick up each week. This provides the farm with much needed funding in the spring and gives the members consistent access to a seasonal, diverse array of food.
In our case, we want our members to be closely connected to the whole operation and not just subscribers. To that end, we host different gatherings and tours throughout the summer, and members are welcomed to inquire about volunteer options and informal garden visits any time.
Also, we're fortunate to be able to donate a significant amount of what we grow to local groups that prepare meals for folks who might not have regular access to healthy food. Your membership contributions help us continue this important part of our work!
Sign up for a weekly box of produce full of a thoughtfully curated combination of the freshest vegetables available!
Spring - Salad Turnips, Radish, Mesclun Mix, Beets, Carrots, Head Lettuce, Lettuce Mix, Kale, Chard, Broccoli, Cabbage, Kohlrabi, Sugar Snap Peas, Spinach, Asian Greens and Spring Flowers.
Summer - Cucumber, Heirloom Tomato, Cherry Tomatoes, Summer Squash, Mesclun Mix, Lettuce Mix, Eggplant, Sweet Pepper, Green Beans, Carrots, Beets, Onions, Sweet Corn, Melons, Potatoes, Summer Flowers
Fall - Winter Squash, Broccoli, Spinach, Mesclun Mix, Head Lettuce, Kale, Rutabaga, Kohlrabi, Radish, Sweet Potatoes, Cauliflower, Asian Greens, Potatoes, Large Turnip, Leeks, Carrots, Cabbage, Beets, Dried Flowers
Plus a small flower bouquet that comes in every box!
When and Where?
Eventually we might set things up for online ordering,
but isn't it nice to have a little human connection?!
Send us a note at email@example.com to sign up and to explore payment methods (cash, check, or Venmo)!