What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Our goal with our CSA shares is to have a direct relationship with the consumer, that way you will enjoy the freshest and tastiest fruits, vegetables and meat.
NOTE: For 2015 we are only offering our Meat Shares, we are hoping to offer our Veggie/Fruit Shares again in 2016.
Meat Share: Our meat share runs for 6 months January-June and or July-December. We offer a variety of our own homegrown meat to be picked up once a month. Your box of meat will be pre-selected and ready to be put into your box/bag or cooler. 20 pounds per month, packaged and frozen ready for your freezer. (We also offer a 10 pound share, see signup sheet for details)
Sampling of what you may expect to receive in a meat share monthly pickup:
- 10 pounds Beef
- 6 pounds Pork
- 1, 4-5 pound whole frozen chicken
Cost is $720.00 for a 20 lb share and $410 for a 10 pound share.
*Prices as of June 2015
Frequently asked questions:
How often is fruit a part of the CSA?
It depends on what is in season and when but our goal is to have fruit be a part of our CSA for half of the weeks, so 11 of the 22 weeks you should receive fruit.
What are your produce growing practices?
Our growing practices are as close to nature as possible. Our goal is to feed our family with the highest quality and best tasting produce available, and feed your family with the same. We rotate our crops and pay a lot of attention to soil management. We believe good soil will produce good food. We only use certified organic sprays on our vegetables, and we use organic sprays whenever possible in the orchard. For more specific information please email or call us, we would love to talk to you.
How do I sign up for a share?
To sign up for either a Veggie/Fruit or a Meat share just print off a 2014 sign up sheet, fill it out and mail in with payment.
Can I select whatever vegetables I want?
No, our CSA members pickup a pre-selected amount of whatever is in season and ready to be harvested each week. We do our best to have a variety of different vegetables each week. Generally, it is an unknown what will be in the Vegetable/Fruit CSA from week to week; please be prepared to adapt your home menu for the week.
What size share should I purchase?
Because every individual/family is different what size share to purchase totally depends on you and how much fresh produce you normally consume in a week. Some individuals/couples will have no problem consuming a full share, others will only use a half share. As a general rule we do our best to have ½ share be right around a ½ bushel of produce and a full share to be around a bushel of produce. Obviously earlier season baskets will not contain as much produce as there is not as much available in the field. September-October are peak season. We do offer a 5% discount on multiple share purchases (Mix and Match, 2 Veggie/fruit shares, 2 Meat shares or 1 of each Veggie/Fruit and Meat share).
Here is a sample of a FULL share of a week in September:
- 2 Heirloom Tomatoes
- 6 Beefsteak Tomatoes
- 8 Carrots
- 1 Summer squash or Zucchini
- 2 red Onions
- 2 yellow Onions
- Dozen Sweet Corn
- 2 red Peppers
- 2 yellow Peppers
- 3 Habanero Peppers
- 8 Swiss Chard
- 8 Kale
- 1 head Lettuce
What happens if I am on vacation or can’t make it on time to pick up my share?
We do not give credit for vacation weeks or if you miss a pickup. We highly recommend having a friend or neighbor pickup your share if you are unable to do so.