Community Supported Agriculture
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) started in the early 1980's in New England as a means of connecting communities with their local farmers.
Members pay up-front to provide the farmer with capital at the beginning of the season. The concept of “community support” also guarantees farmers an outlet for their products. In exchange, members get fresh, local produce and an intimate connection to the people growing their food. In an era of dwindling family farms, CSAs are enabling many small-scale operations throughout the country to maintain economic viability. For us, the CSA provides consistent income that allows us to invest in the future of our farm. So why join our CSA? Besides forming a connection with the farm, members experience the joys of eating with the seasons. There is nothing better than the flavor of fresh, healthy food. Members receive a newsletter containing recipes, photos, and stories from the farm. The recipes make using all those yummy veggies easy and exciting.
Join our CSA
Our CSA is a great opportunity for people who want to support local, organic farmers and eat the freshest produce.
CSA members purchase a $150, $200, $250, or $300 share at the beginning of the season which they then spend like cash throughout the year at the farmers’ market. As members pick out their produce over the course of the season, we subtract their weekly selections from their credit balance. CSA members can choose as much or as little as they want each week. Members receive a 10% discount. We strive for a high variety of produce throughout the spring and summer seasons, though we consistently grow seasonal staples (like lettuce and tomatoes). A major benefit to this program is its flexibility. If you go on vacation your balance will be waiting for you when you return. You select what you want from our market table. Our farmers’ market season begins the first Saturday of April and ends Labor Day Weekend. There are approximately 22 weeks in our season, so if you purchase a $200 share that is equivalent to buying $10 a week worth of produce. We offer the 4 different share levels to help you buy the membership best suited to your needs, and we encourage you to regularly inquire as to the amount of your balance to help you gauge your use. You can always add to your balance at any point should you use it all before the end of the season. Any share balances remaining at the end of the season will be donated in produce to local food banks. If you want to join, just send us an email. We start signing people up each February.