A CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, directly connects the farmer with the people who eat the food that the farmer produces. It provides the missing link that exists between the grocery store and the consumer. You cut out many miles that your produce endures along with fewer handlers of your food.
It is also a way for you to support "locally grown". Every dollar you spend goes directly to the people who plant, care for, and harvest the food you eat. We strive to give you the freshest most nutritious produce we can by harvesting as close to pick up as possible. We use sustainable gardening methods to insure we are not only providing you with the most naturally grown product, but also by caring and protecting our soil resources that provide us with this healthful, flavorful and nutritious product.
As growers we feel a responsibility to also educate you on the difference between a healthy nutritious product and a product that has traveled as much as 1500 miles. We are excited to show you what is really "in season" over the course of our "Ohio growing season".
In return we depend on our shareholders to share in our risk by providing financial support. It is an arrangement that gives the consumer the benefits of receiving a box of healthy fresh produce grown from a farm that is balanced with protecting our earth. This makes it mutually beneficial to us the grower and the shareholder, which is a positive for both of us.
Come join the flavor…you won't be disappointed!
It is that time of year again! Time to start thinking about all the tasty produce you will be eating this year. We are planning on many wonderful items for this year. You can sign up from now until late spring, but we encourage you to contact as soon as possible to reserve your share.
Click here for the CSA Application (PDF). We hope to see you soon!
What kind of produce is grown?
This year we are planning on growing:
Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Chives, Cilantro, Chinese Cabbage, Cucumbers, Edamome, Eggplant, Garlic, Beans(Green & Yellow), Herbs, Kale, Kohlrabi, Green Onions, Leeks, Lettuces, Melons, Okra, Peas, Sweet, Medium & Hot Peppers, Pie Pumpkins, Potatoes (Red,Kennebec & Fingerling), Radishes, Summer Squash, Sugar Snap Peas, Sweet Onions, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes (large variety including heirlooms), Tomatillos,Turnips, Winter Squash and Zucchini.
Look for many of the above to be grown in several different varieties and flavors. One example would be that we grow seven different varieties of eggplant. The season starts out with lighter crops such as lettuce and Swiss Chard, then in mid-season brings Onions and Cucumbers. Heavy crops such as Tomatoes, Peppers and Potatoes will balance out the season.
Cost of a CSA Share
The cost of a CSA share for the 2013 season is five hundred & fifty dollars. (May 29 thru Sept. 28). We have forty shares available. Shares are sold strictly on a first come first serve basis. We are requiring three hours of work for a standard share. A deposit of $100 will hold your place with the balance due by the first pick-up (May 29, 2013). This feeds approximately a family of four. This would be approximately ½ bushel a week containing six to ten items. Extra produce will be available for sale if you desire to can or store for the winter. For example, if you would like to can a bushel of tomatoes just let us know ahead of time and we will have it ready at pick up.
Do I get to work in the garden?
Absolutely! We require one three-hour shift from each shareholder. Being involved in the garden gives you a chance to participate in the planting, growing or harvesting process. You really wouldn't want to miss this opportunity! If you are physically unable to work in the garden, there are some coordination jobs available. We have pick your own sweet peas, cherry tomatoes and green beans when in season on pick up days.
Pick Up Location and Time
Pick up will be on Wednesday’s from 4:30-6:30 pm , Thursday's from 2:30-4:30 pm and Saturday 8:00-10:00 am at our farm at 8927 River Styx Rd, Wadsworth, OH.
Thank you for your support. Our family looks forward to meeting you and providing some great vegetables for you!