Members will receive weekly shares of our farm raised vegetables from the week of June 3rd through the week of October 15th, 2013 (20 weeks). Full shares and half shares will be available. Members will receive a weekly newsletter that contains recipes, cooking tips, and farm news. Full shares will cost $800 ($40/week) and on average will contain 8-12 different fruits and vegetables. Half shares will cost $450 ($22.50/week) and will contain the same variety but half quantity of each fruit and vegetable. A full share will provide generously for a family of four or five for one week. A half share will provide generously for one to three individuals for one week.
The shares will either be picked up at the farm or at a predetermined drop site on a particular day and time, or will be delivered to your house (if you so choose for an additional $100). The cost can either be paid in full at the beginning of the season or in two separate payments: once at the beginning of the season and once 10 weeks into it. In addition to the weekly produce, bulk fruit such as blueberries and peaches will be available during the middle to late summer.
We will also be offering a bread share, where a loaf of bread is included with your veggies, and an egg share, where a dozen eggs is included with your produce. Finally, at various points throughout the summer we will offer a “pork share,” providing a variety of pork cuts adding up to roughly 25 pounds.
We also raise pastured broiler chickens that are available throughout the summer.
A CSA, (Community Supported Agriculture) is a way for the food buying public to create a relationship with a farm and to receive a weekly basket of produce. As a member of the CSA, you receive shares in the farm’s bounty throughout the growing season, as well as the satisfaction gained from reconnecting to the land and participating directly in food production. You also gain the added benefit of receiving fresh, local produce that has been grown in a way that is healthy for both you and the environment.
A CSA is about the relationship between the farmer and the consumer, and with this relationship comes an understanding of the quality of the food, where and how it is grown, and a peace of mind knowing that it comes free of any harmful chemicals; it is the way Mother Nature intended it to be. In signing up for a seasons worth of produce, you are taking a risk with us, saying we’re in it together, whatever the season brings we’re there for you, it is an arrangement that has benefits for everyone involved. Although it is not required that members spend time on the farm, a helping hand is always appreciated and you are always welcome to come see how things are going throughout the growing season.
- Fosters mutual respect and support between farmers and consumers
- Provides members an opportunity to take an active role and ecologically friendly role in the production of high-quality chemical-free produce.
- Gives members the enjoyment of eating the healthiest, freshest, and most locally grown food possible during the natural cycle of the growing season.
- Offers a more sustainable alternative in an age when food travels an average of 1,300 miles to reach our tables.