|An afternoon harvest from last fall.|
Better Farm' s Community-Supported Agriculture program is designed to bring individuals and families living locally weekly shares of fresh produce from Better Farm's gardens at extremely affordable rates.
Community-Supported Agriculture, or CSAs, allow individuals or families to have direct access to high-quality, fresh produce grown locally. When you join a CSA, you're buying a “share” of produce from a particular farm or group of farms. Better Farm's CSA runs weekly from May 1 through the end of November, about 31 weeks. CSA members can visit Better Farm on a weekly basis to pick up their shares of produce. CSA members pay for the entire season of produce up-front. This early bulk payment allows Better Farm to plan for the season, purchase garden supplies and seeds to ensure a productive yield, and more.
Weekly share amounts fluctuate in accordance with what is in-season. In May, a share may only consist of some salad greens and asparagus; while a share in October will include artichokes, tomatoes, greens, herbs, Swiss chard, potatoes, flowers, pumpkins, leeks, and much much more.
Typically, seasonal CSA costs are between $400 and $600 for an individual. Because Better Farm's goal is to increase access to delicious, organic, healthy food, the first year of this CSA program is available at rock-bottom rates:
These rates represent a a full 31-week program:
- $250/individual (roughly $8/week)
- $450/couple (roughly $14.50/week)
- $800/family of four (roughly $25/week)
CSA members will be notified of additional add-on opportunities (meat, eggs, cheese, soaps, baked goods, etc.) should these become available throughout the season; and may opt in to hear about food-related activities held at Better Farm throughout the year (supper clubs, farm-to-table events, workshops).
Click here for a list of the organic produce we are growing at Better Farm in 2014. Please note that this does not necessarily indicate produce you will receive (in some cases, certain plants do better than others based on weather, pests, etc.).
If you would like to sign up for Better Farm's CSA, send an email to email@example.com with the below information and we will bill you through Paypal (additional Paypal fees will apply). Or, you can print out the below form and mail it us along with a check made out to Better Farm. Those of you with special scheduling needs may contact us for a prorated CSA plan.
Mail to: Better Farm CSA Program, 31060 Cottage Hill Road, Redwood NY, 13679.
Phone Number: ___________________________________
CSA Membership Level (About 31 weeks starting May 1):
- ______$100 Summer Weekender (weekends only June 1-Sept. 1)
- _____ $150 Weekender (weekends only May 1-mid-November
- ______$250/individual (roughly $8/week)
- _____$450/couple (roughly $14.50/week)
- _____$800/family of four (roughly $25/week)
Preferred Day for Weekly Pickup: _________________