What is a CSA? Community Supported Agriculture is a partnership between a farmer and his/her customers. CSA members make a financial committment to the farmer by purchasing their food (in the form of CSA shares) in advance of the harvest. This provides the farmer with the pre-growing-season capital required to purchase seed and other growing supplies. It also provides the farmer with a guaranteed outlet for the produce they grow. In return, the farmer provides CSA members with a generous share of healthy, nutritious vegetables grown on the farm each week.
At Heritage Farm, we feel our CSA customers are an integral part of our mission as a local food producer. And because of that, we want you to feel connected to our farm as more than just a customer. We invite you to come on out and spend some time getting to know us and see how we do things. We'd also like our customers to get to know each other and truly become a community of supporters of our farm.
Many CSA's require their members to work a few hours on the farm. Not only does this provide some much-needed labor to the farmer, but it also helps customers gain an understanding and appreciation for the work involved in growing their food. In our CSA program, we encourage our members to spend some time working in our gardens, but we do not require it. Also, if playing around in the dirt isn't for you but you'd still like to help, you can support us by promoting our farm to your friends and neighbor and even including us in your prayers!
Beginning in the 2013 season, we will be offering pick-your-own Flowers to our CSA members, as well as our retail customers. We may offer some other pick-your-own items over the course of the season.
How much does it cost? We offer full and half shares in our CSA program, which are picked up weekly at our farm.
Full Share: $575.00 for the season.
This share is ideal for an average family of four or a vegetarian couple.
Half Share: $325.00 for the season.
This share size is ideal for a couple or
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