It's about much more than an abundance of clean, fresh, local food!
How we farm, how we eat, where our food comes from; there are few choices more important or more fundamental than these. As seasonal shareholders, our members enter into a relationship with us and the wider community that goes deeper than just that of a “consumer”. Being a CSA shareholder means being a directly active stakeholder in building a sustainable future for our community’s own local “food-shed”. By supporting sustainable farming practices in our own community, we recharge our soils, our aquifers, our bellies.... and we are creating networks of farmers and families, working together to ensure a sustainable future for our communities. Also being a CSA member means being part of a community active in more as well! We host regular potlucks, sustainability workshops, and other events on the farm. See the calendar of events for activities for members and the local community.
Work Contributions from Members: We are asking all of our members to contribute 20 hours a season to the work of the CSA, if they can. For those who want to be “hands-on” growing the food they eat, we will have weekly shifts for work in the gardens and organized work–parties on a regular basis. We don’t expect all of our members to be out in the garden though! There is a lot that we are hoping to do as a new CSA; building our education programs, organizing other events at the farm - maybe you want to be the live music at our potlucks! Every member has something valuable to contribute to the CSA community, and we hope to create opportunities together for everyone to bring the best of what they have to offer to the CSA.
To facilitate communication between us all, we have a member’s “list-serve”, and we encourage our members to join: