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A CSA, or community supported agriculture project, allows community members to connect directly with a local farm. When you become a member of a CSA, you sign up to receive a weekly share of the produce that is grown on the farm. You also get the chance to build a direct relationship with the farmers and know exactly where your food is coming from.
CSAs are different than shopping in the supermarket because they provide only vegetables that are in season locally. Also, if a crop fails because of the weather, you might not receive that kind of vegetable in your CSA share. On the flip side, if the farm enjoys a bumper crop, so will you! Overall, CSAs provide a great base of support for farmers, and offer eaters a unique chance to participate in a truly local food economy.
Members of the Stranger’s Hill Organics CSA receive a share of fresh produce from the farm every week. Several kinds of shares are available:
Full shares provide enough vegetables for a family of four. They begin in May and end in October, for a total of 20 weeks of produce. The price of a full share is $650 for the season. Members pay in full before the start of the season.
Half shares provide vegetables for two people (or one very veggie-hungry person). Like full shares, they begin in May and end in October for a total of 20 weeks. Half shares cost $375 for the season, and members pay in full at the start of the season.
We offer 3 ways for you to get your CSA share. There will be two in-town pickup locations: Bloomingfoods West on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:00pm, and Bloomingfoods East on Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:00pm. You can also choose to pick up your share at the farm on either Tuesday or Thursday any time after 3:30pm.
Agriculture is a relationship between eaters of food, farmers, and the land itself. The most immediate thing that you get from your CSA membership is lots of delicious, organic produce from out farm (more on that below). You also get the chance to know where your food is grown and establish a relationship with the farmers and CSA members. We encourage you to get to know the farm by taking part in farm tours, potlucks, workshops and other activities (all free to members). As a member of the CSA, you are part of the Stranger’s Hill community!
Here are some example photos of prior CSA shares:
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