What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?
We sell many of our farm products through shares in our CSA program, and we think it's a great model for consumers to get great food while supporting small farms.
The Community Supported Agriculture model creates a direct relationship between farmers and consumers. For a fixed price, consumers become members of the farm for a season. As members of the farm, they receive a weekly share of the produce (a weekly food box) along with a newsletter and recipes. In addition, members can participate in farm events, visit the farm to see where their food is produced, and know that they are receiving the freshest vegetables, picked at peak flavor.
What’s in the box?
Each box will contain a selection of fresh, seasonal vegetables. We pack a number of items per week based on the share size with seasonal variation in quantity. The boxes are largest from the height of summer through the beginning of fall. For a couple of examples of what might be in a typical box, here's a blog post we did on a summer share and here's one on a fall share.
Why should I join?
Because local food tastes better and has lower environmental impacts
Because seasonal food is delicious
Because a direct relationship with a farm builds community and benefits the consumer and the farmer
Because you'll discover new flavors and varieties that you might have never tried
Need more info?
How about five reasons you should join a CSA?
Or the many benefits of CSA farms for the farmer, the environment and the consumer.