What is CSA?

Our friendliest hen, Captain Redbelly Hans crouching in the garden

Community Supported Agriculture
Community Supported Agriculture supplies a direct route for you to be connected to the farmer who grows your food. It allows you to obtain fresh, locally grown food, with no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, on a regular basis, while ensuring that the farmer has a market. You, as a member, purchase a share of the season's harvest in advance. From May through September you will receive a box of freshly harvested produce from our farm every week. The selection of fruits and vegetables changes as the season progresses, and as different plants thrive and ripen.

The Risk
There are risks involved in the purchase of a share due to the fact that, as all farmers know, crop success is not guaranteed. We offset this danger by growing a large variety of vegetables so that the likelihood of losing all the vegetables is limited.

Your Investment
For specifics on CSA cost, please visit the CSA link on our Products page.

The Details
We sell our fruits and vegetables through a CSA as well as through small market opportunities. Below are descriptions of each, as well as an approximate harvest time table for our area. Even if you don't buy your produce from us, you can use this table to help you choose vegetables that are ripe in our area at certain times, and therefore raising the possibility that it was grown locally.

Examples of approximate harvest dates*

May June July August September
Bok Choi Basil Basil Beans Beans
Cilantro Blueberries Beans Cantaloupe Bok Choi
Lettuce Broccoli Chard Corn Cantaloupe
Onions Carrots Corn Cucumbers Chard
Potatoes Cauliflower Cucumbers Eggplant Cucumbers
Radishes Cucumbers Edamame Peppers Edamame
Strawberries Onions Squash Squash Eggplant
Turnips Radishes Tomatoes Tomatoes Peppers
Sugar Snap Peas Tomatoes

*Please note that these are not guarantees. Weather and planting dates determine exact harvest. This is just an idea of the approximate harvest season for these vegetables.

“It meant a lot to us to know the family who raised our food, and to feel so much a part of that process. The eggs those free-roaming, Hans-pampered hens produced make even the organic eggs from the grocery look and taste cut-rate.” --Diana M