What is CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way for customers to buy locally grown food directly from the farmer. For a seasonal fee customers receive a “share” of the farm’s freshly grown crops. The CSA model originally took roots in Europe as a result of concerns over declining local farms and increased imported goods. This same idea eventually spread to the United States in the mid-1980s and has gained popularity over the past 30 years.

What does a CSA Share look like?

A farmer will typically have a ‘share box’ prepared for their customers once a week. A share box will contain recently harvested seasonal vegetables. Although vegetables normally make up the bulk of a share, some farms might include other goods such as eggs and fruit, or have these items available as separate shares altogether.  Each farm has their own CSA share model. Some farms will have their members visit the farm to harvest their own vegetables. Some farms will ‘package’ the share goods at the farm and then ship them to various distribution sites for member pick up.

CSA at Cobble Creek
Each share member will receive a crate of approximately 5 - 9 seasonally-grown vegetables fresh off the farm (see 'Vegetable Shares' tab) once a week. Our belief is that produce should not only be fresh, but should be grown in a sustainable manner without the use of chemicals (herbicides, pesticides, synthetics). All vegetables are grown by USDA organic Criteria.

Shares will be boxed each Sunday and ready for customer pick up in the afternoon at the farm. 


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