What is CSA? When you become a member of Community Supported Agriculture, or a CSA, you play a direct role in revitalizing your local food system–and you get a weekly haul of farm-fresh vegetables to show for it! Unlike the bland tasting food you get from a grocery store, everything we offer is harvested and packed not days but hours before pickup, maximizing taste and nutrition. This not only allows you to get your favorite, in season veggies at the height of ripeness and tastiness but will also allow you to become a bit adventurous and try new and unique veggies you haven’t had the opportunity to experience.
How does it work? Members pay the full cost of the 21-week summer share upfront (or split the cost into 2 payments). This allows us to purchase seeds, supplies, and equipment for the year without accruing debt. From a cash flow prospective we have a very large out-flowing of cash each spring and not enough inflow during that time of year to pay for everything. Think of the CSA as an investment in the farm and your dividends are the vegetables you get weekly. As young farmers building a business this point can’t be emphasized enough! Simply put, by becoming a member, you’re directly supporting a local, sustainable operation that is “fresh and free with heart and soul in every seed.” You become part of the farm’s success. You can visit the farm and talk to your farmer about the produce you’re eating. The CSA is more than buying food; it is a relationship, a community, a place you can rest easy knowing that we care as much about you and what’s going into your bodies as ours!
This year we will have an online ordering system. You get $30 to spend at the store every week simply select what you want from the weekly emailed order form, submit the order and we will pack it and store it in our cooler (or delivered to the delivery locations: Medina Farmers Market, Ohio City, Beauty Shoppe and New Beginnings Church in Amherst.) You can come by anytime and pick it up. Pickups will be open from Wednesday at noon until Saturday at 8pm. Any order not picked up will be donated to families in need.