Community Supported Agriculture
A community supported agriculture (CSA) program is a way for consumers to support local farms and regularly receive fresh, locally-grown produce. In return, the small family farms have a regular, local distribution of products at the height of the season. Because the produce doesn't travel long or far it retains more nutrients and flavor.
It also brings consumers closer to food production. It's a shared commitment. When consumers sign-up they're commiting to a season. In return, we're dedicating ourselves to being your farmer and provide a variety of nutritious produce.
Unfortunately we can't control the weather and Mother Nature will decide the growing season. Depending upon the weather each year, some products will flourish, while others will struggle and this regular challenge of agriculture will be apparent in the produce selections each week. Last year, for example, was excellent growing weather for summer squash so our customers saw lots of summer squash and zucchini in their shares. Tomatoes, however, struggled so shares didn't include as many tomatoes.
Why should I join?
- Regularly receive high quality, fresh, healthy produce.
- Support local small businesses.
- Create a sense of social responsibility and stewardship of the land.
- Create an opportunity for dialogue between farmers and consumers.
- Support the biodiversity of a given area and the diversity of agriculture through the preservation of small farms producing a variety of crops.
- Puts the farmers face to food. Increased understanding of how, where and by whom your food is grown.
How it Works
Each members will receive a basket of fresh, premium, all natural produce each week. The season is 22 weeks from June 1 through October. Shares can be picked-up at some of the farmers markets we attend including Farmington, Northville, Birmingham or at the farm, both Manchester and Chelsea locations.
$370/season, due June 1st, 2017
Early bird discount (paid by March 1st) $345
Christmas discount (paid by December 1st) $325