CSA stands for “community supported agriculture.” Typically, CSA farms ask their customers (often referred to as “members”) to buy a “share” at the beginning of the season. In return, members get regular boxes of produce during the harvest season. At Full Cellar Farm, buying a share in the CSA means you get 22 weekly boxes of farm produce, from June through October.
Why sign up for a CSA? There are so many reasons! You get to create a long-term relationship with your farmers, influence how food is grown in your area, and get to know others in your community who love food and support local agriculture. Occasional on-farm events give you the chance to see where and how your food is grown, and even participate in that process if you want.
Finally, by paying early for your produce, you provide the farm with much-needed cash to get the season started.
CSA is about creating relationships and celebrating local food. It also means that by the time the season rolls around, your vegetables are already paid for. All you have to do is come pick them up!