$625 = 20 weeks of delicious organic fruits, veggies, cut flowers, tea, locally roasted coffee and more…

Welcome to Working Hands Farm.  Our farm prides itself on offering to you a weekly CSA crate full of the freshest, most nutrient dense produce you can bring into your own home.  Produce that is harvested just hours before you pick it up –  the closest thing to growing it in your own back yard.

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

$625 / 20 weeks/ 3 people = $10.41 per week per person

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 mix, fresh herbs, etc… We also specialize 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 and honey. We hope to be able to surprise and delight you, and share in our bounty with you.

The Break Down:

Our CSA offers shares for a 20-week season starting June 12th and ending on October 30th.  One CSA share can feed 2-3 people and costs $625.  When divided between three people the cost comes to $10.41 per person per week.   Typically members pay in full, beginning in February, as most of our costs are incurred in the Spring.  But we are also happy to work with members who prefer to pay in two installments.   The first half ($312.50) is due by June 12th, the beginning of the CSA season, and the second half ($312.50) is due one month later on July 12th.  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.

A rough sample:

June: kale, lettuces, spinach, chard, arugula, salad greens, cilantro, peas, basil, kitchen herbs*, berries, etc…

July: beets, carrots, chard, arugula, mustard greens, spinach, mesculin mix, kale, cilantro, basil, parsley, garlic, kohlrabi, salad greens, cut flowers, kitchen herbs*, berries, etc…

August: beans, carrots, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, basil, garlic, kitchen herbs*, melons, peppers, onions, squash, tomatoes, salad greens, cut flowers, etc…

September: basil, beans, carrots, salad greens, cilantro, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, greens, melons, onions, tomatoes, kitchen herbs*, etc…

October: beets, romanesco, cauliflower, carrots, chard, cilantro, collards, eggplant, salad mixes, garlic, onions, kale, parsnips, peppers, radishes, squash, tomatoes, kitchen herbs*, etc…

*kitchen herbs generally include: oregano, dill, sage, thyme, rosemary.