Community Support Agriculture (CSA) programs are a popular method of serving the local community while also supporting local agriculture. It's a win-win for everyone! The consumer is able to benefit from receiving fresh produce directly from the farm it's grown on and getting to know the farmer who grew it. Meanwhile, the farmer has the benefit of guaranteed payments, usually paid early so they have working funds at the beginning of the season, they don't have to transport their produce and they get to know their customers well and share with them tips and info about the produce. It's a really great model of community supporting agriculture...hence the name!
We started with a small number of shares in 2009, today we have doubled that amount and in 2017, we are adding a few different programs for our customers. In order to address the growing number of members and also to be more flexible we are adding a couple of different programs. Our hope is to offer more options thus allowing more people to experience fresh, local food!!
2017 CSA Program Information
We will be renewing memberships for current members starting February 21st, 2017. After the March 1st deadline for renewals, we will open up any vacant memberships to the public. If you are interested, please contact us asap to get your name on the waitlist.
Traditional CSA Program: This is the standard program we have offered for 8 years. Pick up a small or large share each week. Pick-ups will remain on Wednesdays at the farm from mid June through the last week of August. We are excited about some new crops we are growing this season for the CSA folks! This year the share will be 10 weeks long. Small share: $200 Large share: $400
Farmers’ Market Share: This is a new option! You can purchase prepaid market shares! We are at the Orchard Homes’ Farmers’ Market each Thursday (4:30-7pm) from June-September. Come to the market and get your veggies there! You pick what you want and the amount. We will keep track of your purchases and how much credit you have each week! This is perfect for people who may need more flexibility in their summer schedule. Small share: $100Large Share: $200.
Fall Harvest Share: We are offering a 4 week share in September/October. These bags will be loaded with all the wonderful fall harvest crops. If you have a summer share, you can add this on for 14 full weeks of fresh produce. Maybe you’re going to be traveling most of the summer? This is a great way to still get in on the fresh produce of Turner Farms! The pick-up for this share will be on Mondays from September 11-October 2. One size share: $120