|What is Community Supported Agriculture?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a locally
charged commitment to bring the producers and
consumers of food together to share the risks and
rewards of food production.
What's in a share?
Each weeks harvest will vary as the seasons change. In general there are 8 to 10 different crops harvested each week. A weekly share is about $30 per week of veggies. Early in the season there will be lots of cool season leafy greens like lettuce and arugula, spinach, radish and turnip. Rhubard is an early crop, herbs like mint & oregano will be cut early. Carrots come online in June. Overall there will be 25+ crops grown for the CSA Garden Share
The quantity and quality will vary throughout the year. Early spring there is very little, and late summer there is a bounty.
The harvest will vary during the growing season, but here are some examples of a share:
Sugar snap peas, spinach, lettuce, flowers, baby carrots, basil, swiss chard, radish, zucchini, scallions
Cherry tomatoes, summer squash, carrots, salad greens, chard, cucumbers, pole beans, fresh garlic. potatoes
Romaine Lettuce, beets, sprouts, winter squash, pumpkin, beans, potatoes, onions, lettuce, swiss chard, flowers
Members buy a share at the beginning of the season. This money is used by the farmer to purchase seed and grow a crop of vegetables.
In return, each member receives :
Twenty Veggies Bins
Overthe Growing Season
Harvests run starting May 31, 2012 thru to mid October, weather dependant.
Pickup is every week on Thursday after 5:00 PM
Financial sustainability: Payment is due at the beginning of the season. In doing so, the customer places their confidence in our farmer and agrees to share in the risks and variability of harvest.
Membership is limited and they will sell out quickly.
Community satisfaction: In a well-functioning CSA, with Mother Nature's cooperation, shareholders can expect to receive more than their money's worth of healthy and fresh vegetables throughout the growing season.
Early spring could produce very little if mother nature does not cooperate, however mid summer there is generally more than you can carry home. Each season brings a new harvest, so the crops will vary.
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City Farm Boy 2012 CSA Membership Application