What is Community Supported Agriculture?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a direct partnership between the consumer and the farmer. CSA members pay in advance for a share of the upcoming harvest and are ensured high-quality produce and our farm is ensured a steady market. Our produce is harvested from chemical free soils 25 miles from downtown Huntsville, Alabama and delivered fresh the same day. Our pick-up location is every Thursday at the Greene Street Market.
Why be a csa Member?
As a member, you are investing not only in the health of yourself and your family, but you are also investing in the health of your community, environment, and local economy.
As a shareholder you:
- Receive freshly harvested, nutrient dense produce on a weekly basis
- Pay at or below market prices for fresh produce
- Know where your food is grown, how its grown, and who grows it
- Are provided with a structure to support the local economy, local sustainable agriculture, and help preserve farmlands
As farmers we:
- Are given an opportunity to make a viable income by growing food in a responsible and harmonious way directly supported by the consumer
- Have the pleasure of knowing who their product is going to and consequently feel more care, responsibility, and reward in our work
- Are relieved from marketing work and can focus more of our effort on growing food
The Greater Community:
- Is benefitted by the preservation of open spaces, and the maintenance of a major agricultural component that is rapidly being consumed by development and industry by preserving this diversity the community becomes a more whole and satisfying place to live
- Is strengthened by bringing people together who share healthy concerns about our future
- Gets an economic boost when food dollars stay within the local community
Adapted from "Sharing the Harvest. A Guide to Community Supported Agriculture", by Elizabeth Henderson with Robyn Van En
What's in a Box?
On the farm we grow over 40 different varieties of vegetables and herbs. Each week customers will receive a "share" of the harvest which will include 6-8 varieties of vegetables and herbs. All of our produce is grown using organic methods without the use of any synthetic chemicals. We choose our varieties based on flavor, disease resistance, and shelf life. Each harvest is different depending on weather patterns and plant performance. We make our best effort to provide you with a plentiful harvest.
What you should expect in April - early June
- Lots of greens like: Spring Mix lettuce, Arugula, Kale, Asian greens, Chard, assorted head lettuces
- Root vegetables: Beets, Carrots, Radish, Green Onions and red 'new' potatoes
What you should expect in June - August
- Tomatoes, Crookneck Squash, Cucumbers, Sweet Peppers, Assorted Herbs, Okra, Eggplant
The Spring/Summer share runs from
- April 28 - August 11 and is $320
What you should expect in September - November
- Lots of greens: Spring Mix lettuce, Arugula, Kale, Asian greens, Chard, assorted head lettuces
- Root Vegetables: Beets, Carrots, Radish, Green Onions
- With the addition of Butternut Squash and Scarlett Runner beans
The Fall share runs from
- September 15 - November 17 and is $200
How do I sign Up?
We use a CSA sign-up software through the website SmallFarmCentral.com.
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