What is CSA?
CSA is the acronym for Community Supported Agriculture. It is a fairly new idea in farming, developed in the United States in 1984 in response to food quality and the urbanization of agricultural land. By joining a CSA, members have a voice on how their food is grown while also helping to keep the family-run farm a part of the American landscape.
Another benefit of CSA membership is the relationship created between the farmer and members in that members are able to personally know the farmer and the farm that produces their food. Developing that relationship can be as rewarding as knowing that the food you buy helps to create solutions to our ever-burdened environment and local economy.
CSA members are essentially a community of individuals who pledge support of a farm operation by pre-paying a quarterly or yearly fee known as a "share," in exchange for a box (or bag) of locally grown, fresh produce during the growing season (November - June in Central Florida).
Membership in a CSA also provides the income the farmer needs to pay for operational costs at the beginning of the season. This gives the farmer increased flexibility to be more creative in the crop-planning process. Our members will be introduced to some varieties of produce not normally found in grocery stores.
About our CSA
In signing up for membership, our members select from one type of share (consisting of 6 to 7 items), available either on a weekly basis or every other week.
Our vegetables are grown in season and harvested at their peak, primarily on the day of farm pick up or the day prior. This maximizes the flavor and nutritional quality of our vegetables.
We try to keep members informed with what's happening on the farm and with the crops via our website, Facebook page and our newsletter. Members are welcome to come see the farm; we just ask that an appointment be made in advance for mutual convenience.