CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is based on the principle of connecting people to their food source. It is a relatively recent phenomenon here in the United States, but dates back to the mid-1960s in Japan when a group of women concerned with the use of pesticides and an increase in processed and imported foods started the first “teikei” which translates to “food with the farmer’s face”. Around this same time in Holland and Switzerland, a similar model was formed with the idea of social and economic interdependence. In 1984, the first CSA was formed in Massachusetts.
As a CSA member, you purchase a share in our farm that supplies us with much needed working capital to pay for labor and to buy seeds, equipment, and other infrastructure items at “off-peak” times of year when expenses are high and income is low. In return, we supply you with a diverse array of organically grown, nutritious, and delicious veggies. It is an incredible opportunity to visit the farm and get to know your farmer, try new vegetables, and build community.
Our Fall CSA is a “pay-as-you-go” CSA meaning that each week’s CSA share will be available through our online store for purchase. The share will be between a $17-$22 price, and will include items at a 10% discounted price off of retail prices if items were purchased individually. Our online store is open every Sunday evening at 6 p.m. through Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. Shares can be picked up on Saturday mornings at the farm from 9 a.m. - noon.
Ridgway Delivery this Fall / Winter! We will be delivering to Ridgway every other Friday starting October 18 through December 13. There is a $5 delivery fee that will be added to each order. If you live in the town of Ridgway, we can deliver directly to your home; if not, we will meet customers at Hartwell Park at noon on delivery day.
Click this link for our membership form:
Summer CSA: 2019 SOLD OUT
17-week long summer CSA starting the third week of June and
finishing the second week of October
Full Share: $425 ($25 average weekly value of veggies) This share is
perfect for the 2-person household that incorporates vegetables into
their daily diet.
Bi-Weekly Share: $225 (every other week pick-up - perfect for the
person who will be traveling during the summer, plans to shop the
farmer’s market, or wishes to have a home garden to supplement)
Cedaredge Pick-Up: Tuesday from 4-6:30
Ridgway Pick-Up: Friday from 10:30-3
Each week’s CSA share will be accompanied by a weekly email which
will include a farm newsletter, list of included items, recipes and
Optional Summer CSA Add-Ons:
Egg Share: $68
Receive one dozen free range, certified organically-fed chicken eggs
each week of the CSA. (limited shares available)
Flower Share: $64
Receive one bouquet of farm grown flowers for eight weeks during the
growing season. Dates may fluctuate based on weather, but will likely
start in mid-late July and finish mid-late September.
*For the egg and flower add-ons, these items will be picked up with
weekly vegetable shares.