Community Supported Agriculture
A CSA is an arrangement between a farmer and customer where you buy a subscription to a local farm in advance of the season. The farmer uses the up-front funds for everything needed to grow the food. In return, the farmer delivers your weekly “share” of the harvest.
Participating in a CSA is the most powerful way we can support our local farmers, but there are also many benefits to you and your family
The time to sign up for a CSA is generally between January and April, but each farm varies. We’ve also created a list of local farms and food delivery businesses that offer CSA’s – download it now!
Benefits of a CSA
Ultra Fresh Locally Grown Food:
Farms give their members the very best of their produce and may even offer flowers, honey, eggs, and more. Produce is picked at its peak ripeness – making sure it has the most flavor and nutrients.
Fresh and whole foods are a powerful way to keep you and your family healthy. Local farmers care about the families they are feeding and have a deep sense of responsibility to keep their food safe. Eating local first means putting the health of your family first!
Learn how to eat with the seasons:
There’s nothing like unpacking a weekly CSA box to get back in touch with the seasons. Often, it is full of wonderful surprises and treats! Many come with recipes and newsletters which explain what’s been going on at the farm and what to do with lesser known veggies.
Most CSA members will save money over a similar amount of quality produce bought at the store or from a market.
Picking up, or getting food delivered directly to you, simply takes less time than choosing, bagging, and paying for items at the store!
There are few things more fulfilling than getting to know the people who grow your food.