CSA: Community Supported Agriculture
A CSA or Community Supported Agriculture is your opportunity to receive the safest and healthiest food possible from a local farm. You know the grower, you know the area, and you know the food. There is no better way to receive the most delicious and nutritious food on earth. Support comes from purchasing a "Share" or "Share of the Season" which is returned to you in the form of weekly baskets.
Factored into the cost of a CSA share are things which are priceless to us, but not normally valued in the industrial agricultural model. Things like air and water quality, sustainable farming practices, working with nature rather than against it, and sustainability for farm families and rural communities. By joining with a local farmer with a desire to produce responsible food for your family you are helping to move us in the direction of a sustainable food system.
YOUR SHARE = YOUR WEEKLY BASKET*
Your seasonal share includes over 30 different organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs which can include:
|Swiss Chard||Lettuce||Heirloom Tomatoes|
In addition to the vegetables, we also offer the following for sale:
- Farm Fresh Eggs
- Raw Honey
During the harvest season, you will receive your share of the season in a large reusable basket which, depending on the time of the year, contains either enough vegetables for:
- 2 Serious Eaters, or
- 4-6 Lighter Vegetable Eaters
Priceless Other Goodies
Along with each basket you will receive a newsletter that will let you know,
- What is happening on the farm,
- What's in your basket, and
- A recipe or two.
In addition to the vegetables, we sometimes offer the following for sale:
- Farm Fresh Eggs
- Raw Honey
- Pomegranate Juice
- Pastured Chicken
- Heirloom Turkeys
Beyond Just Food
We encourage members to take part in farm activities, from helping with the cultivating, planting, weeding, and harvesting, to participating in special farm events. In the spring bring your family and enjoy a hot breakfast cooked on the farm. Summer time offers an abundance of flavorful heirloom tomatoes that you will want to come enjoy at our annual Heirloom Tomato Tasting and Salsa Contest. In the fall, come and pick the perfect pumpkin and enjoy a potluck dinner around the campfire while we are treated by a local Blue Grass band. You may also enjoy attending our annual Seed Exchange event in December to share your open-pollinated seeds or purchase from local growers for your own flower or vegetable garden.
There are risks inherent in a CSA membership. We all share in the ups and downs of the farming experience. We plant successive plantings of the most important crops so there is rarely a complete lack of any item. There is always an abundance of other crops which we will offer as extras at the drop-off sites or have u-pick days out on the farm where members can come out and pick from the abundance to freeze or can.