What is a Farm Share Program All About?
A Farm Share, or CSA, is a subscription based program in which a “Member” buys a “Share” of the farmer’s harvest at the beginning of the growing season. You then come to the farm each week to pick up your share of the farm’s vegetable harvest or that share is bagged and delivered to at a designated location.
What is the difference between a Farm Share and purchasing from a store or even a Farmers Market?
There are several things that sets a Farm Share apart from the other alternatives. Farmers Markets may allow you to purchase from several farmers, you don’t always know if the vendor actually grow the produce themselves, or if they are even telling the truth about how it is grown. When you purchase from stores like Whole Foods, Price Chopper or even Food City or Ingles, you will more then likely be buying produce that is produced several hundred miles away, or even from another country.
What is the cost of a Farm Share?
Farm shares break down to $25 ($30 when paying by CC) a week, for a box filled with 25-30 servings of fresh vegetables. We pack 5-7 core items, offer add-on shares, email weekly meal plans to go along with the week’s vegetables to include recipes and storage tips. This breaks down to $1 or less per serving. Where else can you get that kind of value with naturally grown, great tasting vegetables?