Community Supported Agriculture, commonly referred to as CSA, connects people directly with their local farmers. People who want to participate buy a subscription from a farm and once the season starts, members receive a weekly share of fresh produce picked up directly from the farm.
Why should you participate? By participating in a CSA you support your local farms and your local economy with your food dollars. You have the benefit of know exactly who grows your food, how it’s grown and where. Your deposit helps offset the early season cost and lack of revenue in the early season. As a thank you, CSA members receive a small discount from market price. Sign up now
Isn’t farm fresh and local produce expensive? Buying produce directly from the farm saves you money since there is no middleman and ensures you get the freshest produce available! You actually save money over the cost of buying the same amount of produce at a grocery store or farmers market. Sign up now
How does it work? To participate in our CSA, you will need to join by purchasing a share. For 2017, each share is intended for 2+ people and costs $450. You will receive approximately $25 in freshly harvested produce a week, for a total of $500 over 20 weeks. Our 2017 Season is from approximately Mid-June to the end of October (20 weeks). During peak season, your weekly share can often exceed the $25 value.
Where do I pick up my share? Pick up is on Wednesdays from 3-7pm Stowe: At the farm (68 Upper Hollow Road) Waterbury Village:Craft Beer Cellar (3 Elm Street)
How do I purchase my share? Back 40 Farm VT is a small scale farm, and we only offer 30 CSA shares per season. Once you decide to become a member, you can choose from two ways to purchase. Cost: $450 (10% discount off market price) Check Payments: Please fill out this form and mail it to me. A confirmation will be sent as soon as it is received. Sign up now Credit Card Payments: Please fill out the form below. You will receive an invoice via e-mail, which can be paid on-line.
What kind of fresh produce should I expect? EARLY SUMMER arugula, spinach, mesclun mix, onion, radishes, peas, carrots, herbs, broccoli MID to LATE SUMMER mesclun mix, lettuce, onion, beets, summer squash, cucumber, tomato, sweet peppers, herbs, raspberries, blackberries, melon FALL broccoli, carrots, winter squash, beets, mesclun mix, spinach, onion, herbs *I will be growing a wide variety of veggies and will update this list over time.