Community Supported Agricuture (CSA) has been gaining popularity in the US since the 1980s. It’s an alternative, locally-based agriculture and food distribution system that links local food producers (farmers) and consumers. In most CSAs, members or subscribers pay at the onset of the growing season for a share of the anticipated harvest.
Once harvesting begins, they receive weekly shares of vegetables and other locally sourced products in a reusable tote bag. The contents vary from week to week as selected by the provider (Novel Farm) based on seasonality and availability. The weekly share is delivered to a central pick up location where subscribers then pick it up.
Our CSA program is run on a monthly basis from June through October. Members commit to the CSA for the full season, but pay for their share at the beginning of each month. The purpose of running our program this way is because our customers share the risks of farming (i.e. pests, soil problems, weather, etc.) that might impact our harvest. Unlike larger CSA operations, we are not dependent upon the CSA for our livelihood. Plus, we want you to be satisfied with our produce and have the choice of continuing in our partnership.
If you’re still trying to decide whether a CSA is for you, please check out some of the benefits and see if it’s a good fit for you and your family. Let us help you eat fresh, locally grown produce throughout the growing season!