Communtiy Supported Agriculture
What is a CSA
Community Supported Agriculture or CSA is a unique model of local agriculture whose roots reach back 30 years to Japan, where a group of women were concerned with the use of pesticides. Originally called "teikei" in Japanese, which translates to "putting the farmers' face on food," the concept later moved to Europe. Eventually, in the mid-1980s CSA made its way to the U.S.
CSA is a relationship of mutual support and commitment between local farmers and community members who pay the farmer an annual membership fee to cover the production costs of the farm. In turn, members receive a weekly share of the harvest during the local growing season. This arrangement gives the farmer a direct connection to and relationship with the consumer.
Ultimately, a CSA creates
How Our CSA Works
We provide our CSA members with fresh, organic produce each week while giving our farm a committed income and a direct connection between the farm and our members.When you sign up for membership, you dedicate yourself to being our supporting customer for the season. This provides us with a secure market, which is a welcome measure of certainty in the unstable world of farming! We, in turn, dedicate ourselves to being your farmers.
We'd like our members to be able to learn about local produce, farming, and the farm family. The Brownback family and our excellent farm crew do all the work necessary to plant, grow, harvest, wash and deliver the produce. In return for the purchase of a season membership, each member receives a weekly share of the farm's harvest and a weekly newsletter. You'll enjoy healthy, in-season organic vegetables, melons,and strawberries fresh from the farm, without all the work.