What is CSA?

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CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. As a member of the Heirloom Farm CSA, your subscription fee purchases a portion of our farm’s harvest for one growing season. Our goal is to provide you with an abundance of high-quality fresh produce weekly at the same or lower cost than your local grocery store.

CSA members share the risks of growing crops. If the harvest is bountiful, you share in that abundance. If pests or weather negatively affect yield, you share in the lack while keeping us in business for the next season.

Why take that risk? The varieties of produce that we choose to grow are not typically available at your local grocery store because they are harder to grow on a large commercial scale and often do not ship well over long distances. Instead, we grow varieties that we select for their excellent flavor and beauty, not their durability. If having access to delicious, affordable, fresh, and biologically diverse produce grown locally without chemical pesticides or fertilizers is important to you, you can show your support by subscribing to an Heirloom Farm CSA share.

It is in our best interest to do everything in our power to maximize yield and keep you happy so you’ll continue your membership for years to come. Our goal is to communicate well so you are always aware of crop status and can make plans both in times of abundance and in shortage situations.

Another benefit you receive as a CSA member is the close member-farmer relationship we will develop with each other. You will know who grows your food, where it grows, how it is grown, and you can observe and even participate in the process first-hand. Simply put, it is fun to be a CSA member! Click here to select your share size.