WHAT IS A CSA?
CSA stands for “Community Supported Agriculture”. Developed in the 1960’s in Japan, CSA programs are designed to build a relationship between the farmer and community. Members (that’s you) buy shares in the farms output before the season starts, and then reap the benefits of the harvest each week as the season progresses. CSA members agree to share in the fluctuation and variations inherent in farming, and understand that their produce will be grown with organic, sustainable farming practices. Members are, in essence, shareholders in the farm, thus becoming invested in its successes and failures. This joint venture allows the farmer to receive capital before the season starts when they need it most and allows them to be in the field during the growing season instead of worrying about selling their produce.
There are other benefits to supporting local farms and CSA programs. As consumers, we have become accustomed to buying fruits and vegetables shipped from all over the world, regardless of the season. This is a waste of resources and energy. This also means that food is harvested before it has ripened in order to make the journey. This long journey sacrifices the nutritional value and flavor of the produce. By choosing locally grown food, you ensure that you are eating the freshest, most nutrient dense and best tasting food possible and being environmentally responsible at the same time.
WHAT YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO:
Each member will enjoy a weekly or bi-weekly share of fresh vegetables, micro greens and herbs (depending on availability). Our carefully selected varieties and organic growing practices bring out the very best in flavor and nutrition. Produce is harvested when it is ripe, just before you receive it. Members can enjoy peace of mind knowing that everything is grown using organic practices. Seeds are carefully selected from premium non-gmo and organic suppliers. We never use chemicals, synthetic pesticides or herbicides on any of our crops.
We will send out newsletters throughout the harvest season, filled with updates, recipes, and stories from the farm. We want our members to have a true understanding of our farm and how their food is grown. We are growing for you!
We offer weekly or bi-weekly shares with pick up or delivery options. A sample of a CSA share might include: a bag of lettuce mix, a bunch of carrots, a head of lettuce, a bunch of beets, a bunch of eggplants, a bunch of green onions, a package of pea shoots. Our members also have the option of adding our fresh-cut flowers to each CSA pick up.
WHAT WE GROW:
Micro greens, Cilantro, Parsley, Rosemary, Thyme, Sage, Mint, Spinach, Radish, Arugula, Mesclun Lettuce Mix, Salanova Lettuce Heads, Beets, Eggplants, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Carrots, Green Beans, Turnips, Potatoes, Zucchini, Squash, Cut Flowers, Garlic, Onions, Pie Pumpkins
Full Share (Family of Four) -16 Weeks: $560
Half Share (Family of Two) – 16 Weeks: $400
Cut Flower Add On- 16 Weeks: $160
Pickup: Free / Delivery- 16 Weeks: $128
Bi-Weekly Full Share (Family of Four): - 8 Weeks: $280
Bi-Weekly Half Share (Family of Two): 8 Weeks: $200
Cut Flower Add On- 8 Weeks: $80
Pickup: Free / Delivery- 8 Weeks: $64
Friday or Saturday Starting June 7- September 21
LOCATION PICK UP:
Richland Farmers Market (Fridays)
Horn Rapids (Saturdays)
GESA Carousel of Dreams (Saturdays)
Delivery (Friday or Saturday)