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Unsure what a CSA is? Or curious what the program looks like at Quaker Oaks Farm?
Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is the formation of a personal relationship, between the farmer, and the consumer.
A CSA member pays for a entire seasons worth of vegetables before the season starts. This enables the farmer to make seed purchases, perform equipment repair, purchase supplies, and make a accurate plan to ensure a bountiful year!
By becoming a member, you are entitled to a weekly share of the garden. But you can’t have the good, without the bad. This includes a share of any crop failures. While we give everything to make every crop a success, every now and then they don’t succeed. But remember, a failure one place, usually heralds a bounty in another!
The great part of being a member, is the connection you make with the food you eat. If you opt in for the working share, that connection is deepened as you learn how the different vegetables grow, and what it takes to harvest them!
It is a great learning experience for all ages, regardless if you join as a regular member, or a working share member!
The share breakdown:
There are two types of shares to choose from, the full season, and the cottage share.
The full season is a 17 week share, starting from June 19th till October 9th. The cost of this share is $585. The cottage share is a 12 week experience, June 19th to September 4th, in the heart of the summer. This share is $420.
If you want a more hands on experience, and $35 off the cost of a share, think about signing up for our working share! (working share is 5 hours, split into two, 2.5 hour sessions. Kids more than welcome!)
1 share=enough vegetables for 2 people who like their vegetables, or a family with small children. We aim to have between 7 and 12 different vegetables every week, depending on the time of the season, and how the weather has been cooperating.
Every Friday your share will be harvested fresh, and available for pick up at the farm. Can’t pick up on Friday? Don’t worry! You can pick up any day that weekend, we harvest everything fresh each day.
Member benefits also include access to the barn yard, and garden tours. These can be set up with prior notice, and all are welcome
Please feel free to send us a message for more information, as well as payment options, on our CSA program!