What is a CSA?
CSA stands for “Community Supported Agriculture”. Developed in the 1960’s in Japan, CSA programs are designed to build a relationship between the farmer and community. Members (that’s you) buy shares in the farms output before the season starts, and then reap the benefits of the harvest each week as the season progresses. CSA members agree to share in the fluctuation and variations inherent in farming, and understand that their produce will be grown with sound, sustainable farming practices. Members are, in essence, shareholders in the farm, thus becoming invested in its successes and failures. This joint venture allows the farmer to receive capital before the season starts when they need it most and allows them to be in the field during the growing season instead of worrying about selling their produce.
There are other benefits to supporting local farms and CSA programs. As consumers, we have become accustomed to buying fruits and vegetables shipped from all over the world, regardless of the season. This is a waste of resources and energy. This also means that food is harvested before it has ripened in order to make the journey. This long journey sacrifices the nutritional value and flavor of the produce. By choosing locally grown food, you ensure that you are eating the freshest, most nutritional and best tasting food possible and being environmentally responsible at the same time.
What You Can Look Forward to:
Each member will enjoy a weekly share of fresh, certified organic fruits, vegetables, grains and herbs (depending on availability). Our carefully selected varieties and organic growing practices bring out the very best in flavor and nutrition. Produce is harvested when it is ripe, just before you receive it. Members can enjoy peace of mind knowing that everything is grown organically, meeting or exceeding that of USDA Organic protocols. We never use chemicals, synthetic pesticides or herbicides on any of our crops.
We will send out newsletters throughout the harvest season, filled with updates, recipes, and stories from the farm. Members can also look forward to exclusive CSA farm tours and opportunities to volunteer and learn about how their food is grown. We also offer CSA exclusive U-Pick events and discounts on non-CSA items. We want our members to have a true understanding of our farm and how their food is grown. We are growing for you!
We offer full and half shares with multiple pick up options. A sample of a Full CSA weekly share might include: a bag of spring lettuce mix, a bunch of carrots, a bunch of beets, a bag of spinach, a bunch of kale, a bunch of green onions, of Medjool dates, 8 pieces of citrus fruit. Our members also have the option of adding our pastured eggs to their weekly CSA pick up.
What We Grow:
Fall Season (November, December): Artichokes, Arugula, Basil, Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Carrots, Chard, Cilantro, Citrus, Cucumbers, Dates, Dill, Eggplant, Fennel, Garlic, Green Onions, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Melons, Peas, Peppers, Pumpkins, Purslane, Radishes, Rutabagas Spinach, Summer Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Winter Squash
Winter Season (January, February): Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Broccoli Raab, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Carrots, Chard, Cilantro, Citrus, Dates, Dill, Fennel, Green Onions, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Parsnips, Peas, Radishes, Rutabaga, Spinach, Turnips, Winter Squash
Spring Season (March, April): Apricots, Artichokes, Arugula, Basil, Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Carrots, Chard, Cilantro, Citrus, Cucumbers, Dates, Dill, Fennel, Garlic, Grape Leaves, Green Onions, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Peaches, Peas, Peppers, Purslane, Radishes, Rutabaga, Spinach, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Turnips
Summer Season (May, June): Apples, Basil, Beans, Carrots, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Grapes, Onions, Peppers, Pumpkins, Purslane, Summer Squash, Winter Squash
In joining the Steadfast Farm at Agritopia CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), I understand and agree to the following:
Farming is a seasonal and unpredictable undertaking. The share will vary from week to week depending on what is looking best in the fields at that time. Fluctuation and variations are inherent in farming (due to seasons, weather, pests, and other unforeseen forces of nature). The Farm at Agritopia® will, to the best of its ability, provide the freshest, highest quality fruits and vegetables possible—however, I understand I am assuming a mutual risk with my farmer, and that I share in the bounty as well as in the risks of agriculture.
I agree to pick up my share each week or arrange for it to be picked up by someone else. I understand that if I do not pick up my share it will be donated. I can sell or transfer ownership of my share at any point during the season but there are no refunds.
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Redbor Kale, Grape Leaves, Arizona Sweet Oranges, Rainbow Carrots, Bay Leaves, Sweet Onions, Red Little Gem Lettuce, Rainbow Chard, Oro Blanco Grapefruit
Cylindrical Beets, Blood Oranges, Ripbor Kale, Baby Leeks, Pasture Raised Eggs, Spring Lettuce Mix, Fennel
Spring Garlic, Rio Red Grapefruit White Sonora Wheat Berries, Rainbow Carrots, Mint, Rainbow Chard, Ripbor Kale
Bunching Onions, Valencia Oranges, Red Romaine, Grape Leaves, Spring Lettuce Mix, Purple Top Turnips, Redbor Kale, Mixed Baby Beets
Ripbor Kale, Rainbow Chard, Onion Chives, Green Cabbage, Mixed Radishes, Green Little Gem Lettuce, Rainbow Carrots, Mandarins