What is a CSA?
WHAT IS A CSA?
Community-supported agriculture (CSA; sometimes known as community-shared agriculture) is an alternative, locally based economic model of agriculture and food distribution. A CSA also refers to a particular network, or association of individuals, who have pledged to support one or more local farms, with growers and consumers sharing the risks and benefits of food production.
CSA members, or subscribers, pay at the onset of the growing season for a share of the anticipated harvest; once harvesting begins, they periodically receive shares of produce. In addition to produce, some CSA services may include additional farm products like honey, eggs, dairy, fruit, flowers and meat. Some CSAs provide for contributions of labor in lieu of a portion of subscription costs.
What We Need & What You Get
All funds raised are used to take the farm to the next level of production so that we can provide more members with quality fortnightly boxes of produce that replace their normal fresh food shopping. The Bilpin farm is perfect for growing your delicious, household veggies while the Mt Tomah farm has well-established berries, figs and nut trees.
Most importantly, a CSA is an opportunity for you to be part of the farm and get to know who is growing your food. I hope you will be part of the farm for years to come as we grow and improve together.
For three years Harvest Hampers has been gathering produce directly from farmers and delivering it to people’s doors in a timely and efficient manner. Now with Harvest Farms we hope to provide the next step of closeness to your food and the land.
Risks & Challenges
Of Course there will be challenges, insect infestations, disease, bad weather, etc. but the idea of a CSA is that we are in this together, we share in the losses just as we share in the bounty of beautiful abundance on the good harvest.
WANT TO VISIT US AND SEE WHAT IT’s All About?
Our tours are currently open for bookings this season.
Click the link below to view our upcoming dates to join Aaron on a walk-through Harvest farms and learn all there is to know about our CSA and mission to support and supply our community.