What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Members of the community commit their support to the farmer for the duration of the growing season and in return, the farmer provides those members with the produce grown from the farm in weekly shares during harvest.
Members pay up front, and will then receive a weekly basket/share containing a variety of produce.
The growing season in Kentucky is ever changing; therefore, the produce may change weekly throughout the season. By becoming a CSA member, the customer will be reaping the benefits of the growing season, but will also have risk, as the farmer does, due to weather and any other obstacles that may occur, causing crops issues. The CSA allows people to feel a real connection to their local farmers and the land they operate on. Therefore, CSA members will be receiving healthy, fresh, and local farm produce weekly, while also knowing the people and the farm they are supporting.
Are You a Good Candidate for our CSA?
___ Cook Meals at Home several times weekly
___ Willing to Try New Vegetables
___ Willing to Try New Recipes to Use Vegetables in Creative Ways
___ Desire to Learn about How Food is Grown
___ Desire to Help Support a Local Farmer and Support Sustainable Agriculture
How our farm’s CSA works:
CSA Members can expect to receive a weekly basket/share of our harvest for 18 weeks. Produce will vary from week to week, as the season changes. Members pay a fee up front to hold their share because shares are limited. Members are welcome to pay in full at the beginning. Otherwise, they can pay the balance over time, however works best for them. We ask for full payment by June 1, 2018.
Full Shares – designed for a family of 4-6 people. $630.00 for the season (18 wks).
Half Shares – designed for a family of 2-4 people. $350.00 for the season (18 wks). Most popular!
A half share CSA example for May:
– 1 Head Romaine lettuce
– 1 Bunch of spring onions
– 1 lb of kale greens
– 1 bag of spring salad mix
– 1 quart of strawberries
– bundle of radishes
A half share Mid Summer CSA Example
– 2 slicing cucumbers
– 2 lbs red potatoes
– 2 sweet candy onions
– 2-4 mixed sweet peppers
– 1 pint cherry tomatoes
– 4-6 ears of sweet corn
– 2-4 heirloom tomatoes
– 2-4 red tomatoes
– 1 cantaloupe
We also offer shares for our free range brown eggs!
Half a Dozen Share – $40 for 18 wks.
1 Dozen Share – $70 for 18 wks.
Need to skip a week due to Vacation, work etc.?
CSA Customers always have the ability to “skip” or “hold” their shares if they will be unable to pick up that week. We do ask for a day notice if possible. Then, that customer will receive a “Farm credit” for the share missed, to use on anything that we make, raise or sell at the farm or at the markets. The credit can be used anytime during the season. This way customers can choose what they would like, instead of doubling up produce, which can lead to waste.
CSA Share Pick Up Locations:
To sign up, see the CSA application at the top of the page or call Jessica for more information at (502) 316-4474.