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 more than doubled that amount! In order to address the growing number of members and also to offer more flexibility for people, we added a couple of different programs. Our hope is to offer more options thus allowing more people to experience fresh, local food!!
018 CSA Program Information
We are sold out of traditional CSAs for the 2018 season! We still have a few Farmers' Market Shares available! Contact ASAP via email if you are interested!!
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. This year the share will be 10 weeks long. Small share: $200 Large share: $400
Farmers’ Market Share: This is the 2nd year we are offering this 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. If you reserve your share by April 15th, we will add 10% to your card! $100-small share, $125-mid-size share, $150-large share.
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 10-October 1. This is an exceptional value and it was very popular last year with our customers! One size share: $125