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CSA Harvest Share

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What is a Harvest Box?

What if, instead of getting a news magazine every week, you got a  box of produce
from a farmer down the road.  And what if that box would be filled with fruits and
vegetables, freshly picked , bursting with flavor and nutrition?  That's what you
get when you subscribe to a CSA.

Community-Supported  Agriculture (CSA) is also known as "subscription farming."
You buy a share, or subscription, from a local farmer just like you buy a
subscription to your favorite magazine or newspaper. But instead of receiving a
magazine each week, you receive a "share" of fresh, locally grown fruits and
vegetables. 

While new in name, Community Supported Agriculture brings us back to an earlier
time; a time when people knew where their food came from, ate in harmony with the
seasons, and enjoyed a delicious, healthy diet of pure, fresh foods.

"In season" is what CSAs are all about. The grocery store knows no seasons. Those
who must shop there lose touch with nature.  Sure, you can buy tomatoes in January-
but they will not taste as good as those picked ripe off the vine in August. What
we have gained in convenience, we have lost in flavor,freshness, nutritional value,
and human connection-to each other and to the land.

When you subscribe to a CSA, however, you remake all those connections.

Of course, you'll never get tomatoes in June. In June, your  CSA share will be full
of luscious lettuce, cabbage, strawberries and other early-summer delights. When
August comes, then you will experience an explosion of true tomato flavor with your
first bite of a juicy, just-picked, sun-ripened tomato- proving once again that some
things are worth waiting for!

CSA subscribers don't so much "buy" food from particular farms as become "members"
of those farms. CSAs provide more than just food, they offer ways for eaters to
become involved in the ecological and human community that supports the farm.

 

Late-September Shares
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Pros and Cons

Pros
-You will receive fresh, non-contaminated vegetables and fruits.
-You will know where and how your food is grown, who grows it, and feel a partnership in the miracle of growing food.
-You will help support a 5th generation family farm, preserve local farm land and contribute to a healthy, local economy.
-You will become more aware of your relationship to the land around you.
-You will receive a weekly newsletter and recipes.
-You will be invited to enjoy the farm at open farm days and possible surplus crops days.
-You will receive 10% off any purchases at our farmer's market booths.
-We are given the opportunity to make a viable income by growing food in a responsible way, directly supported by the consumer.
-We have the pleasure of knowing who is eating our product and feel more satisfaction with our work.
-Farmland is preserved from development.
-Farmland is preserved from harmful farming practices.
-The community benefits by the preservation of open spaces which makes the area a more whole and satisfying place to live.
-The community is strengthened by the bringing together of folks who share healthy concerns about the future.
-The community gets an economic boost when food dollars remain within the local economy, rather than going out of state or out of country.

 

 

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Cons
-You will pay upfront for your share.
-You will need to pick up your share on an assigned day.
-You will need to return the bag or bring your own bag/box, depending on the site of delivery.
-You will accept the risk of a possible failure of certain crops, meaning the quantity of produce in a share could vary from week to week.
-Each of you will receive the same assortment of produce each week, no custom orders.(Allergies are the exception) You will be trying new vegetables.

 

Bunched Carrots
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Bunched Beets
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What is included in your Harvest Box?

Each week will be different. As the season progresses so does the variety, and sometimes quantity in your share.   For a rough list of what might be available please click below.

What is in a Harvest Box?

Is it Organic?

We are not certified organic. However, we do not use any pesticides or sprays on our fruits and vegetables. By becoming a member you will be supporting a 5th generation Washington County family farm that has kept its soil healthy through time tested methods. As a vendor at numerous farmer's markets, our customers know and trust our methods and quality.

 

 How do I sign up?

We use a system called farmigo to sign up our members. 

Follow this link:

CSA Sign Up

 

What is the cost and season?

 

Full Share: Cost for the 2017 full harvest season is $486/$27 per week
1/2 Share: Cost for the 2017 1/2 Harvest season is $290.25/$32.25 per week (only available at specific delivery sites)
The 1/2 share is a full share delivered every other week.
Thanksgiving Share: Cost is $42 (only available at specific delivery sites) 

 

Our Summer CSA season runs from mid-June through mid-October for 18 weeks. 

We also offer a special, and enourmous, Thanksgiving share at the end of the season.  This is a seperate share that can be purchased at the same time as your regular share or throughout the summer season and will be delivered in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.  

Here is some info on this bountiful share: Thanksgiving Share 

Carrots in Greenhouse
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Potatoes
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Frog on Sunflower Leaf
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