2017 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Information
Frequently Asked Questions and a Guide to Your CSA
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) was originally developed as a food distribution model to benefit the community, environment and farmer. Our farm offers a certain number of shares to the public. Weekly shares of our own fresh produce will start late May and run through early October (20 weeks). Each week you’ll receive a variety of 5-10 different veggies. The variety and quantity will change according to the season. Your CSA will help you learn about new and interesting vegetable varieties and all the different ways to enjoy them! You’ll develop a relationship with your farmer and learn about where and how your food is grown.
CSA’s are a great way to help sustain your local farm beginning in early months of the year when we are busy growing seedlings, building infrastructure, and purchasing farm equipment, potting soil, and other growing supplies. Our CSA model is a risk-free investment so you are always guaranteed to receive as much as you put into it. Community Supported Agriculture is a win-win for farmers and consumers.
All members will receive a weekly newsletter with farm updates, recipes, events and weekly CSA information. Primary communication will via email. Some things to remember when purchasing a CSA:
- Please remember to bring your own reusable bags.
- Do I have to come on the same day every week? We harvest our crops based partially on our CSA customers for the day so that is why it is important to stick to your specific pick up day. That being said, we know life gets busy so if you need to switch our day every once in a while, we ask that you send us an email to let us know.
- Do you offer substitutions? There are no substitutions allowed for our CSA but often there are choices (ie. You can choose kale or spinach)
- Can’t make it to your pick-up one week? Although we don’t allow you to “double up” if you miss a week’s share please feel free to send a friend or neighbor instead. Please let us know who we will be meeting!
- What different types of vegetables can I expect to see in my share? The beauty of a CSA is that you get to eat with the seasons! In the spring, you can expect to see an abundance of tender greens, early onions, lettuce, radishes, peas and more! The summer brings tomatoes of all sizes and colors, eggplant, peppers, summer squashes, beans and more! Fall brings the winter squash, pumpkins, potatoes, onions, and dark leafy greens!
- Trying to decide between a half share or a whole share? Here is an example share from mid-summer: