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 their share of the harvest on a weekly basis throughout the year.
When you purchase a CSA share before the season begins, you help support the farm financially, providing the farmer the ability to buy seeds, fertilizer, and other things necessary to grow their crops. In exchange, 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 access to freshly-harvested, all natural vegetables for the entire season. As each new variety matures, CSA Members are among the first to know about their availability and also enjoy discounted prices at all of our locations, on or off the farm.
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…