What is a CSA?
Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) is a win/win partnership between farmers and their community.
Joining a CSA gives you regular access to the freshest possible local food and, supports local farms like Grovenland Farm with a stable income during the production season.
Here’s how the program works: A farmer offers a certain number of "shares" for consumers to purchase local seasonal food directly from the farm. Individuals, families and sometimes groups buy a “membership” or “subscription” and receive a weekly “share” of food during the summer months.
Benefits for CSA members:
- You receive the highest quality, chemical free and healthy produce at an affordable rate.
- Sample new vegetables and herbs and get exposure to new ways of preparing food.
- Develop a relationship with the farmer who grows their food and learns more about how food is grown.
Benefits for the farmer:
- Has a ready market for produce grown.
- Receives payment early in the season to help cover expenses.
- Not reliant on producing specific crops at specific times, by taking out some of the crop failure risk (like strong summer storms).
- Has an opportunity to get to know customers and get input on types of food to grow.
Our CSA Sign up is now closed. Harvest shares may be available in August (for Sept/Oct) if gardens permit.