What is CSA...?
When you become a member of Community Supported Agriculture, or a CSA, you play a direct role in regenerating your local food system--and you get a weekly haul of farm-fresh, organically grown vegetables to show for it! Unlike grocery produce, everything is picked and packed only hours before delivery, maximizing taste and nutrition. Alongside old favorites, you’ll be introduced to new varieties that open up exciting opportunities in the kitchen. You can sign up for our newsletter to get weekly recipe recommendations and tips for preparing your goodies.
How does it work? Members pay the full cost of the 24-week share upfront (or split the cost into 2-3 equal payments). This allows us to purchase seeds, supplies, and equipment for the year without accruing debt. As young farmers building our business, this is HUGE! Plus, it lets us plan exactly how much to grow and when, so your share is always packed with seasonal, fresh veggies. The bottom line: by becoming a member, you’re directly supporting a local, sustainable operation run with heart. You are part of the farm's success. You can visit the farm and talk to your farmer about the produce you're eating. CSA is based on trust, and you can rest easy knowing that we care as much about what's going into your bodies as ours! Once you taste veggies grown this way, you’ll never go back.
"CSA is not the conception of any one person. It is a response and a solution to the disconnect that industrialized societies face from the land that feeds them. At a time when markets are almost always “super,” and “fresh” means flown from halfway around the globe, it is not easy to find a connection between the field down the street from you and the dinner on your table. CSA changes that. CSA unites people who are passionate about farming with people who are passionate about healthy food, healthy families, and a healthy earth."
-Local Harvest, a Multifarm CSA Handbook
WE grow OVER 150 amazing VARIETIES!
This doesn't mean you’ll be inundated with veggies you've never heard of. We are very aware that it’s no fun to be bogged down by loads of kale or kohlrabi week after week, even if it is in season! We grow many short successions of each crop so you can taste everything. We also make sure to include familiar favorites. We try to keep shares balanced and exciting. Check out “Our CSA—2016” for the full details. We offer a weekly newsletter with recipes and pictures for less-familiar items.
WE PRIORITIZE BUYING ORGANIC SEEDs AND growing HEIRLOOMS, WHICH HAVE BEEN BRED for generations SPECIFICALLY FOR THEIR RICH FLAVOR AND high NUTRITIVE VALUE.
There are some crops that do not thrive at certain times of the year due to pests, temperatures, available daylight, and more. As much as we’d love juicy tomatoes in June or snap peas in August, we find that there is joy in appreciating the flavors of the season. When you eat foods grown as nature intended, you’ll be rewarded many times over with fantastic nutrition and flavor.