What is a CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture)?

In basic terms, CSA consists of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation so that the farmland becomes, either legally or spiritually, the community’s farm, with the growers and consumers providing mutual support and sharing the risks and benefits of food production. Typically, members or “share-holders” of the farm or garden pledge in advance to cover the anticipated costs of the farm operation and farmer’s salary. In return, they receive shares in the farm’s bounty throughout the growing season, as well as satisfaction gained from reconnecting to the land and participating directly in food production.

-Suzanne DeMuth, An EXCERPT from Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): An Annotated Bibliography and Resource Guide.impl

In simpler terms,

CSA is a way for us to be able to grow healthy food for our community, while ensuring that we can also earn a living wage and maintain healthy soil for generations to come. We aim to work together with our members to grow and distribute high-quality, organic produce full of the vital nutrients and minerals we need to live rich, full lives.

We have begun to grow a variety of what we call house vegetables. Vegetables, such as: peppers, tomatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, onions, lettuce, carrots, garlic, mustard greens, arugula, mesculin, fresh herbs, etc… We also plan on specializing in both heirloom, and unique European varietals. With time, as well as with feedback from our members, we also hope to work with other farmers to provide fresh eggs, meat, flowers, and honey. We hope to be able to surprise and delight you, and share in our bounty with you.

We are offering shares for an 18-week season, starting June 15th and continuing to November 2nd.  One share feeds 2-3 people and costs $603. That breaks down to about $11.16 per week  per person.  If you are an individual and one share is too big for you, we encourage you to split a box with friends, family, co-workers or neighbors.  Please contact us via email to register. workinghandsfarm@gmail.com


Brian and James