CSA Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT DOES “CSA” STAND FOR?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.
WHAT IS A CSA?
A CSA is an economic model created to support local farms and food systems. A group of members commit to purchasing "shares" of farm products in advance. By committing funds in advance a partnership between members and their farmers is created in which members acknowledge and agree to share the risks inherent with farming such as poor harvests due to working with the natural world (i.e. unpredictable weather conditions, natural disasters, pests, and so on). Members, in return, receive a bounty of fresh, local and seasonal share of farm products as well as the inherent satisfaction of supporting local agriculture and ensuring a more robust and adaptable local food system. Members can also expect to gain a more intimate view of what farming entails through newsletter correspondence as well as opportunities to visit and celebrate alongside the farm. Additionally, by buying locally with our farm, members support the local economy and support local land stewardship and farming while building the community.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A CSA MEMBER?
As a CSA member you in advance for your share and commit to picking up your share on a weekly basis, and share the risks and rewards that we, farmers, face each growing season.. In return you get the very best our farm has to offer every week of the CSA season.
WHAT IS IN A SHARE?
Each week we will select a variety of vegetables that will fill a share out to be bountiful and delicious. Flower shares will be either mixed bouquets or generous straight bunches (all one variety) to fill you with joy!
I SIGNED UP FOR THE SPRING CSA. WHEN DOES IT BEGIN? WHAT IS THE DURATION? CAN I CONTINUE MY SHARE AFTER THE SPRING SHARE ENDS?
Because we are adapting and promoting our CSA to respond to COVID 19 we have limited the range of dates to ensure we have enough to provide a good harvest to each member. As we get more comfortable with our system we will open up more shares. We will open Summer CSA shares a few weeks prior to the Spring Share end date. We will give priority to current members for Summer CSA sign ups.
I’M SIGNED UP FOR THE CSA AND HAVEN’T RECEIVED ANY EMAILS. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Our email and updates are delivered via MailChimp. First, check your SPAM folder or if using Gmail, your Promotions tab (it gobbles a lot of updates up). Add our email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to your contacts. If you don’t find an email in those places, please contact us with an email and we will do our best to figure it out.