Community Supported Agriculture
It’s a family affair.
When we started our farm eight years ago we set out on a mission to grow the healthiest food we could, in the best ways for the planet, and connect people to place through food. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) helps us work toward these goals. By joining our CSA, you commit to the farm for the season, and we in turn commit to growing food for you–an agreement that comes with humility and trust, and that inspires us to keep growing the best we can year after year.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a model of agriculture that connects farmers directly to consumers. In this model, consumers buy a “share” of a local farm’s harvest in advance, and in return, receive a regular supply of fresh, seasonal produce throughout the growing season. The concept of CSA originated in Japan in the 1960s and was introduced to the United States in the mid-1980s.
“AN AGREEMENT THAT COMES WITH HUMILITY & TRUST THAT INSPIRES US TO KEEP GROWING THE BEST WE CAN YEAR AFTER YEAR.”
The idea behind CSA is to build a mutually beneficial relationship between farmers and their local community. By purchasing a share in a farm, consumers support the farmer financially and in turn, receive fresh, locally grown produce that is often of higher quality and more nutritious than supermarket produce. This model also allows farmers to plan their crops and finances more effectively, as they have a guaranteed customer base and income.
CSA programs vary in structure, but typically, members pay upfront for a season’s worth of produce, which is then delivered or picked up weekly or bi-weekly throughout the growing season. Members share in the risks and rewards of farming, as weather conditions and other factors can affect the harvest.
CSA programs can also include other types of locally produced products, such as eggs, meat, dairy, and baked goods. Some CSAs also offer opportunities for members to visit the farm, participate in volunteer work, and learn about sustainable agriculture practices.
Overall, CSA provides a way for consumers to support local farmers, eat healthy, fresh produce, and build a stronger sense of community around food and agriculture.