What is a CSA?
CSA stands for “Community Supported Agriculture.” CSA memberships have become a popular way to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. A membership can be thought of as a vegetable “subscription” where members pay in advance for a season’s worth of fresh, sustainably grown produce and in return, receive a weekly share of the harvest.
When you purchase a CSA share before the season begins, you support the farm , providing the farmer the ability to buy seeds, till the soil, and plant the crops. In exchange for your share purchase, the farm grows, cultivates, and carefully harvests the freshest, tastiest produce, which is provided to you each week throughout the season. In essence, you become a member of the farm community.
Advantages of joining a CSA:
Purchasing a membership provides you with a weekly supply of freshly harvested, seasonal vegetables for the entire season (that’s 18 weeks at Leaning Birch Farm). As each new variety matures, CSA Members are among the first to receive them in their shares. Also, members receive a 20% discount on any additional produce they purchase.
Who’s your farmer?
As people continue to become more conscious of the importance of eating high quality, healthy food, they are finding more value in knowing not only how and where their food is produced, but knowing WHO is producing it, as well. We at Leaning Birch Farm feel very strongly that the more natural our food is, the better it is for us and the better tasting it is!
Click on over to this page to find out how the CSA at Leaning Birch Farm works…