What is a CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture or, CSAs, connect consumers to farmers in a mutually beneficial relationship. The farmer asks members to buy shares from the farm at the beginning of the season, and in exchange, members receive freshly picked produce and herbs throughout the growing season. In this way, members play a vital role in supporting small farm viability, providing the farmer with a known market for their product, and sharing in the bounty of delicious, fresh, local, produce all season long.
Why Join a CSA?
Joining a CSA is a great way to support local agriculture in your community. It's also an affordable way to eat fresh delicious food throughout the growing season. Our CSA share provides local, organic products to members at an average 10-15% discount to market value. Be an active eater, support the local economy, become an integral link in the food web that supports you, join our CSA!
What's in a Share?
Seasonal variability effects when certain crops will be available, but the following is a list of what items you can expect throughout the summer and fall:
June- rainbow chard, kale, lettuce, salad mix, spinach, baby beets, peas, bok choi, mizuna, sprouts, pea shoots, scallions, radishes
July- beets, carrots, new potatoes, green beans, turnips, kohlrabi, zucchini, cucumbers, summer squash, garlic scapes, lettuce, chard, salad mix, fresh herbs
August- tomatoes, green beans, eggplant, peppers, summer squash, tomatillos, watermelon, leeks, onions, broccoli, kale, flowers, fresh herbs
September- tomatoes, popping corn, cabbage, bok choi, brussel sprouts, celeriac, daikon radish, rutabaga, potatoes, sweet potatoes, cauliflower
October- beets, brussels sprouts, broccoli, carrots, chard, kale, spinach, potatoes, winter squash, pickles, pumpkins, apples
November- beets, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, collard greens, kale, bok choi, tatsoi, spinach, potatoes, onions, garlic, leeks, winter squash
Some crops, such as greens, herbs, and salad fixings, will be part of the share throughout the season.
In 2016, our summer CSA is completely free-choice. You can pick up any day of the week at our farm stand on Hinesburg Rd, anytime of day. There is no set quantity from week to week, so you can pick up as much as you want, whenever you want. In exchange for your membership, you receive free credit at the farm stand, so everything you buy at the farm stand is discounted throughout the season.
The summer CSA runs from late May through mid November
During the summer season pick-up is available everyday at the farm stand on Hinesburg Rd.
What our members are saying
"Thank you so much. I can't believe I've waited this long to join a CSA. The tomatoes (sungold) were out of this world good! The amaranth is in a vase decorating my dining table. Really pleased with everything. Japanese cucumbers...where have they been all my life?! I couldn't stop eating them."
-2012 and 2013 summer CSA member
Why sign up early?
Even though it may not feel like it, the growing season starts early, before the snow melts and before the birds return from the south (our onions and leeks are already growing in February, but won't be harvested until late August and September!). By signing up for our CSA early, you help us pay for essential supplies like seeds, potting soil, and soil amendments, allowing us to do the best possible job we can to grow beautiful healthy food for you, your family, and our community. You also help us plan for the season, knowing how many people want to eat our food, helps us know how much we should grow!
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