What is a CSA?
A “CSA Share” which stands for “Community Supported Agriculture” is a simple idea in which a “Member” buys a “Share” of a farmer’s harvest at the beginning of the growing season, and then comes to the farm or pick up location each week to pick up their “Share” of the farm’s vegetable harvest.
Why join our CSA?
There are significant differences between joining a local CSA and purchasing from a Whole Foods, Grocery Store or even a Farmers Market.
joining a CSA means that you share in one local farm’s harvest. You share in the risks and rewards of farming, with one farmer, not 17 farmers.
When purchasing from Whole Foods or a Farmers Market, at the end of the day, you don’t truly know how those vegetables have been grown, where they’ve been grown, or how they’ve been handled. When you join our CSA, you gain the ability to walk through our gardens and see your food being grown. And, you get to know your farmers on a first name basis.
Many folks just want to experience truly fresh food and have an appetite for a variety not available at the supermarket
Many join for their health. Eating fresh, seasonal, nutrient dense food improves mental and physical health.
For some it’s about reducing the amount of miles your food travels, and the amount of fuel that is used to transport your food.
Many of our families enjoy the community environment where like-minded people share recipes, ideas and experiences, as well as sharing the vegetables!
Getting fresh produce each week teaches you to become a better cook as well as use veggies and herbs more fully.
Access to heirlooms and more unusual produce varieties, and the fun that comes with trying new things!