What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a social economic model of agriculture and food distribution in which growers and consumers share the risks and benefits of food production. The consumer prepays for a predetermined amount of produce for a specific number of weeks during the growing season. The consumer is then given the specific amount of in-season produce throughout the CSA season. Each week, the consumer will receive what is called a “share.”
2018 CSA Application Form
How much will my CSA share cost?
Your CSA share will cost $280. A prepaid, non-refundable $25 is required to guarantee your shares. The rest of the amount of $255 will be due by April 9, 2018. With this, you will receive approximately $20 worth of vegetables each week.
How long will the CSA season last?
The CSA season will run for 14 weeks. It is anticipated to begin at the beginning of July and run through the end of October.
How will I receive my CSA share every week?
CSA shares can be picked up Tuesday at the Iron Mountain VA Farmers Market or Wednesday at the farm. If there is something that happens during the week that prevents you from making one of these pickups, we are more than willing to work with you in finding a better day for that week’s pickup.
Who determines the CSA season?
The farmer determines the CSA season. It is based on the growing season and the farmer's ability to produce enough produce to begin satisfying shares. The specific date is typically determined when produce begins ripening. You will be notified at least one week in advance as to when the CSA season will begin.
What will be in my CSA share?
You’re CSA share will contain approximately $20 of in-season produce each week. Produce that should be contained within your CSA at some point during the season include the following:
Beans Broccoli Cabbage
Cauliflower Cucumbers Green Onions
Eggplant Kale Kohlrabi
Leeks Lettuce Peas
Potatoes Pumpkins Summer Squash
Sweet Corn Sweet Onions Swiss Chard
Tomatoes Winter Squash Zucchini