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After a hiatus, we’re bringing back the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) – garden model to Meeting Place Organic Farm with the intention of keeping it going into the foreseeable future! If you’re unfamiliar with this model, it is where the consumers (you) get a variety of high quality, fresh vegetables at an affordable price while supporting small scale, local and community oriented organic food production. The CSA movement is a popular one across North America. Through CSAs, people are claiming back a connection to the production of their food. It also allows the consumer to share in the risk and bounty that the farmer takes on when growing for market.
Members of the CSA essentially buy a share of the summer’s harvest prior to the season starting. That gives the farmers (us) the financial means to buy the seeds and other inputs that we need at the start of the seasons. Through our CSA we promote a direct connection between the farmer and consumer. The CSA model also incorporates a shared risk between the consumer and the farmer. Members buy into the CSA with the knowledge and understanding that there are no guarantees in farming and the outcome depends on factors like the weather. While we are experienced growers and have invested in irrigation equipment and hoop houses, the produce will vary from year to year. Members agree to support the farm through these risks, understanding that each harvest will reflect the seasons successes and challenges.
Some of the Produce you can expect from the Meeting Place Organic Farm CSA are:
Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chard, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Garlic, Kale, Leeks, Melons, Mesclun Mix, Onions, Parsnips, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radishes, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Spinach, Squash, Tomatoes, Zucchini, an assortment of herbs, and flowers.
Pickup vs Delivery: There will be once-a-week pick-ups at the farm with a choice between Saturday and Tuesday, from 11 am – 6 pm each day. We will organize carpools for families coming at a further distance so that you are only needing to drive out to the farm once every 4-6 weeks. There may also be the option of picking up shares at the farmers markets or in town delivery points. These will be figured out once we have an idea where people are located.
Share size – One share is geared to provide produce for two adults who eat at home, love veggies, or a family with small children. Larger families may want to purchase two shares. A share is 18 weeks long, starting early June and going to early October. Our share price is $700 which works out to $38.90/week
If you’d like a half share, which would be enough veggies for a single, veggie loving person for the season, the cost is $375.
Add ons – We also have the option of adding eggs to your weekly pickup (on farm only) and a flower CSA. Not to mention all of our fabulous meats, preserves, honey and maple syrup.
Working Share – A workshare member helps at the farm, primarily on harvest days, in exchange for a $35 discount. Usually, working sharers come twice a season for 2½ hours each time. Children are more than welcome to come with their parents!
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We phone or email members in the spring prior to the first pick-up or you can check our blog.