2014 CSA UPDATE TO COME SOON!
April 28 to October 12
24 weeks of food that is local, fresh and sustainable.
Community Supported Agriculture...a partnership of farmers and consumers to ensure the viability of family farms and responsible agricultural practices.
CSA share options, pick one or pick them all! ·
- Basic Veggie $480($20/week), 24 weeks of produce·
- Big Bang Veggie $600($25/week), 24 weeks of produce with alternating treat-full extras sourced from other local farms such as: blackberries, shiitakes, peaches, apples and honey
- 1 dozen eggs weekly $96($4/week), 24 weeks (available only as an addition to one of the other share options)·
- Meats $720($30/week), 24 weeks of alternating Free Range Whole chicken, 4/lbs of Grass Fed beef, and 4/lbs of Woodland pork·
- Delivery Service $72($3/week), 24 weeks of doorstep delivery (please check first to see if you are in our delivery area)
Below is an example of a Meat, Veggie and Egg CSA from last year:
Past CSA Newsletters and sample boxes: A completed member contract and a $150 deposit will be needed to reserve your share. Your deposit will be applied to the total amount due for the option(s) that you have chosen.
Please contact us soon to reserve your share, spaces are limited.
Produce Provided by...
Summer Kitchen Family Farm will be providing roughly half the produce for our CSA box this year. We are so excited to grow for you and can't wait to see where this season takes us!
This year we are happy to be collaborating with Janet Bachmann at Riverbend Gardens for the veggie portion of our CSA.Janet has been farming for years and she is just up river from our place! Teaming up with our friend and neighbor like this allows for bigger portions, greater variety and decreased risk for the shareholder.
Meat Provided by...
Pork+Chicken provided by Summer Kitchen Family Farm, to learn more about our meat click here.
Beef is provided by Albert and Annie at Blue Heron Farms.
Shiitakes grown at Sweden Creek Farm
Honey: Bees tended to by Forrest at Crosses Creek Farm
Apples/Peaches are grown at A & M orchards
- One payment, due by April 28, 2013
- Monthly, 6 checks dated for the 28 of each month April-September with the total amount due evenly divided among them. We will not cash the checks until the date written on them.
Please make checks payable to Summer Kitchen Family Farm
Pick Up and Delivery Options:
Wednesday: Farm pick up available from 9am to 12pm
Wednesday: Pick up at the Green Fork Market behind Night Bird Books between 4pm and 7pm.
Email or Call to see if you are in our Delivery radius!
The history of CSA's.
The idea of subscription agriculture was born in Japan over 30 years ago, when people there became increasingly concerned about the growing amount of imported food and the decline of local farming. Known in Japanese as "teikei" (meaning "putting the farmer's face on food") the concept took hold in the United States during the mid-1980's as 'Community Supported Agriculture'. It flourished in New England and has become increasingly popular among consumers wanting farm-fresh, locally-grown produce. Today there are well over 2000 active CSAs across the country, many of them supplying organically-grown food.
How does it work?
Participants in a CSA farm pay in advance before the start of the season for a share of the farm's harvest. In turn, they receive a portion of farm products each week throughout the growing season. Prepayment gives the small farmer operating capital for the year's production, and helps the farmer plan the planting and harvest schedule. Shareholders not only share the bounty from the farm-- they also share the risk. If there is a crop failure (such as from disease, a hurricane or major freeze), the shareholders agree to take the loss with the farmer. It is a partnership between the farmer and the shareholder, and is a great way to buy local, eat seasonal and fresh foods!!