Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is a food production and distribution system that directly connects farmers and the community. In short: people buy "shares" of a farm's harvest in advance and then receive a portion of the crops as they're harvested.
A few things to consider if you're unsure if a CSA is right for you?
Eating with the seasons and enjoying fresh natural produce is important to you.
You're willing to stick to a schedule and pick-up your produce on a weekly basis.
Want to learn more about food and how to prepare it.
You are flexible with your meal planning based on what’s available each week.
Building a relationship with your farmer and knowing where your food comes from is important to you.
Sound good so far?
Our CSA consists of 12 weeks of produce from June - September. Each week you'll receive 6-7 vegetables and herbs. The CSA will have spring and summer veggies such as tomatoes and cucumbers but also lettuces, herbs, and greens. Each week you'll receive a newsletter that will feature your weekly bounty, updates from the farm, and recipes. We also have an add-on options such as eggs, meat, coffee, etc. available.
Based on CSA member feedback, our CSA has developed from a box of produce into a market-style CSA which means at pickup you'll be able to choose which vegetables you want. We typically have various herbs available and about 8-9 vegetables which you'll choose various quantities depending on that particular week's availability. This helps with meal planning and for those that strongly like/dislike a certain item so they'll have a choice. We're present at the pickup to help answer questions and offer add-on items from our farm that you might be interested in. Those that want to pick up at the farm we'll box up your items and you'll be able to pickup on Saturdays.
The CSA is a partnership with Grounded Earth Farm and co-operative with local small farms and businesses. The partnership allows for a more diverse CSA and helps promote other small farmers, adding to their economic viability.
The CSA is for 12-weeks from June 11 to September 4 (no pickup week of July 4). Each week you’ll receive 6-7 vegetables and herbs based on what is in season. Add-ons such as eggs and meat shares available.
$310 Early Bird Price
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$50 Deposit (pay in full by Mar 31)
Campbell Street Cafe - Thursdays 4p-7p - 4245 Meridian Woods Dr, Valparaiso
Mrs Dornbergs Culinary Experience - Friday 3p-6p - 2106 45th St, Highland
Rainfield Farm - Saturdays 9a-12p - 8531 N 650 E, New Carlisle
Grounded Earth Farm - Saturdays 9a-12p - 11105 Fathke Rd, Crown Point
ITEMS TO EXPECT
Herbs (e.g. parsley, basil, etc)
Shane & Sarah
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