From now through March 15, you can lock in last year's rates on Better Farm's Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.
Better Farm' s CSA is designed to bring individuals and families living locally weekly shares of fresh, organic produce from our gardens at extremely affordable rates.
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 through the end of November, about 31 weeks. CSA members can visit Better Farm to pick up their shares of fresh, organic produce. For a nominal fee, delivery service is also available.
Weekly share amounts fluctuate in accordance with what is in-season. In May, shares are lighter with home-baked or canned goods, salad greens, eggs and asparagus; while a share in October will be more robust with artichokes, tomatoes, greens, herbs, Swiss chard, potatoes, flowers, pumpkins, leeks, and much much more. Because Better Farm's goal is to increase access to delicious, organic, healthy food, our CSA by design offers produce for less than it costs to drive to a grocery store and buy lower quality produce. Here are our rates for a full 31-week program:
- $250/individual (roughly $8/week)
- $450/couple (roughly $14.50/week)
- $800/family of four (roughly $25/week)
Here's the list of what's growing at Better Farm in 2015 (will be updated regularly):
Fruits and Vegetables
Apple * Artichoke
Carrots * Cauliflower
—Buttercrunch, Sunset, Mesclun Greens, other varieties *
—Pink Beauty *
Raspberry * Rosemary
- Bright Lights *
— Shishigatani/Toonas Makino, Thelma Sanders' Sweet Potato, Crookneck-Early Golden Summer, Caserta Zucchini, White Bush Scallop, Argonaut Hybrid Butternut, Black Beauty Zucchini *
Strawberry * String Beans
—Better Farm heirlooms *
—Sugar Baby, Better Farm heirlooms
Basil * Borage—Blue * Chives * Cilantro * Dill * Garlic * Lemon Balm * Mint * Nasturtium—Mixed Dwarf Jewel * Parsley * Ramps/Wild Leeks * Rosemary * Sage * Salad greens—various
SIGN ME UP!
To sign up for Better Farm's CSA, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Name: ___________________________________________Address: _________________________________________
Phone Number: ___________________________________Email: __________________________________________
CSA Membership Level (About 31 weeks starting May 1):
______$100 Summer Weekender (weekend supply for 2, June 1-Sept. 1)
______$250/individual (roughly $8/week)
_____ $450/couple (roughly $14.50/week)
_____ $800/family of four (roughly $25/week)
Preferred Day for Weekly Pickup: _________________
For more information, email email@example.com.