Community Supported Agriculture

CSA DETAILS

Cost

 

Full Share

$365

 

Small Share

$225

 

 

The Season

June 16th through November 2nd

16 weeks

*includes one week off in August

 

 

Pick up

Once a week

Saturday from 10am – 3pm

at the farm

246 Normal Avenue

What is a CSA?

 

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a mutually beneficial agreement between farmers and their community. Members purchase a share of the farm’s produce in advance so farmers have operating capital. This ensures a customer base and stable income for the farmers throughout the growing season. In return, the farm provides CSA members with a weekly share of the best local produce available.

What’s in a Share?

 

Each week you will receive a collection of vegetables that are in season.  A full share will include 6 to 8 items (about $25 worth of produce) and is appropriate for 2 to 4 people.  A small share will include 4 to 5 items (about $15 worth of produce) and is appropriate for 1 to 2 people.  This with vary depending on how many vegetables your household eats each week.

 

The quantity and variety each week will change with the season.  Some of the things you can expect in your share are our seasonal salad mix, head lettuce, kale, swiss chard, collard greens, beefsteak and heirloom tomatoes, hot and bell peppers, cucumbers, summer squash, zucchini, carrots, radishes, salad turnips, beets, fennel, kohlrabi, scallions, onions, garlic scapes,  fresh herbs including basil, cilantro, sage, mint, dill, & tulsi, and sprouts, microgreens, and shoots.

Market Style Pick Up

 

Our CSA is a little different than the traditional pre-boxed type that most farms offer.  Our “market style” pick up allows for you to choose the vegetables you receive each week.  At your first pick up, we’ll provide you with a reusable WTF bag to fill with your selections. The pick up is also during our regular farm stand hours, so you can purchase extra vegetables, mushrooms, microgreens, and farm fresh artisan pizzas!

 

If you have a small share, an example of your choices would be one leafy green (chard, kale, collards), one root veg (beets, carrots, fennel, turnip), head lettuce or salad mix, one herb (basil, sage, rosemary),  and one large cucumber or tomato. Remember this is just an example and your choices will change from week to week depending on availability.

 

It’s also important to note that not everything that we have for sale the farm stand will be an option to choose for your CSA share.  We do our best to accommodate our CSA members with a variety of vegetables throughout the season and offer other specialty crops we do not produce in large quantity, for purchase.

The Details

Full Share

$365

Small Share

$225

Payment: Payment can be made at our Farm Stand, Saturdays, from 10am till 3pm, at the farm, 246 Normal Avenue. We accept cash, check, or credit card. Returned checks are subject to a $40 returned check fee. Card payments are subject to a 2.7% processing fee.  Membership will remain open until our quota has been filled.  The price will be pro-rated according to the number of weeks remaining in the season.

 

The Season: July 13th through November 2nd

16 weeks

 

Week of Rest: Our farm will be closed from August 25th through September 2nd. There will be no CSA pick up on August 31st. 

 

Pick Up: CSA pick up is once a week, on Saturday, starting July 13th, from 10am to 3pm at the farm, 246 Normal Avenue.  This is during our regular farm stand hours.  Here you can purchase extra vegetables, microgreens, and farm fresh brick oven pizzas.  We accept credit cards, WIC & FMNP checks, SNAP benefits, and cash.

The Agreement

 

I am making a commitment to support WestSide Tilth Farm for the 2019 growing season.

I understand:

 

  • There is no guarantee on the exact amount or types of produce that I will receive for my share. Weather, insects, and disease may affect the availability and quantities of produce. I will share both the risks and rewards of the growing season with the grower and the other shareholders.
  • It is my responsibility to pick up my share within the scheduled time and place. If it is not picked up and I have not made other arrangements, my share will be considered forfeited, non-refundable, and will be donated.
  • My payment is non-refundable.
  • My share contains unwashed produce and it should be cleaned before consumption.

Sign Me Up!

 

Shares are on a first come first served basis.  Sign up and payment can be made at our farm stand Farm Stand on Saturdays.  Come on down to the farm this Saturday to get your share of super local, super fresh, organically grown produce!