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CSA Information

What is a CSA. Community Supported Agricuolture is a method of connecting consumers with local farms. By using this method consumers can have access to fresh locally grown produce. Other benefits include: Maintaining a sense of community, encouraging land stewardship, honoring the knowledge and experience of  growers on small to medium farms, as well as supporting the local economy. A relationship between consumers and farmers allows food dollars to go directly to the farm in exchange for a share of thr harvest throughout the growing season. CSA bridges the gap betwen people and their source of food.

How it Works

CSA members make a commitment to support the farm throughout the season. They assume the risks and bounty of growing food along with the farmer or grower. Members help pay for seeds, fertilizer, water, equipment maintenance, labor, etc.
    The farm draws up a budget reflecting the production costs for the year. This includes all salaries, distribution costs, investments for seeds and tools, land payments, etc. The budget is then divided by the number of people  for which the farm will provide. This determines the cost  of each share of the harvest. One share is designed  to provide the weekly vegetable needs for a family of four.

Contact us

To sign up for a weekly box of organic produce for the 2005 season please call us at 423-784-3401, or email us at:

How to Join

Community members sign up and purchase their shares, either in one lump sum before the seeds are sown in early spring, or in several installments throughout the growing season. Production expenses are guaranteed and the farmer starts receiving income as soon as the work begins. In return for their investment, CSA members receive a weekly box of fresh organic produce from late spring through early fall.

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