Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is a food production and distribution system that directly connects farmers and consumers. In short: people buy "shares" of a farm's harvest in advance and then receive a portion of the crops as they're harvested. The term "CSA" is also used to refer to an individual farm's CSA program.
Advantages for farmers:
¨ Get to spend time marketing the food early in the year, before their 16 hour days in the field begin
¨ Receive payment early in the season, which helps with the farm's cash flow
¨ Have an opportunity to get to know the people who eat the food they grow
Advantages for consumers:
¨ Eat ultra-fresh food, with all the flavor and vitamin benefits
¨ Get exposed to new vegetables and new ways of cooking
¨ Get to visit the farm during the season
¨ Find that kids typically favor food from "their" farm - even veggies they've never been known to eat
¨ Develop a relationship with the farmer who grows their food and learn more about how food is grown
¨ Connect to the seasons and growing cycles on a more profound level
What Makes The Ten Acre Garden CSA Different?
At The Ten Acre Garden, families can be as involved in the farming process as they like. From Spring Planting Days to picking your own fruits and vegetables, parents and kids can really have the experience of watching their food grow. Strawberry, raspberry, and blackberry picking are great family activities too. And if you don’t care to get your hands dirty, you can just give us a call when you want to pick up your share:). This season we are also including a .pdf copy of The Ten Acre Garden Produce Cookbook , available for download in late March, and we will again be hosting the annual CSA Harvest Potluck Dinner.
Email us or give Danny a call.