The New Roots CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares are starting up again soon! Read on for more information about our spring 2019 offerings.
What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Folks like you purchase a “share” from the farmer, and in return, receive a share of produce weekly throughout the season. Shares usually include 7-10 different types of vegetables, enough for a family of 2-5 people.
The benefits of this arrangement are plentiful: shareholders get exposed to new vegetables and develop relationships with their farmers and the land by visiting the farm each week, and farmers are able to pay for seed, amendments, equipment repairs, and more, while getting to know their shareholders better throughout the season. Paying the full amount upfront also creates a sense of shared risk, that “we’re all in this together.” If the collards are lost in late summer due to pest issues, we are all disappointed together, but we may all enjoy an abundant harvest of winter squash later in the season.
We have a limited number of shares available (because we have limited produce!) and shares will fill up soon, so be sure to contact us soon to save your spot!
Check out the share options below.
Whole Share (Spring Season): Pick up a box of produce every week from mid-May through early July. 8 weeks for $200.
Half Share (Spring Season): Pick up a box of produce every other week from mid-May through early July. 4 weeks for $120.
Fall Share: Pick up a box of produce in the fall only from Mid-September through October. More details coming soon.
If cost is prohibitive, please contact us. Food accessibility is important to us, and we are happy to work out other possibilities. Consider splitting the share with a friend. We are able to work out paying in installments as well.
If the cost is still preventing you from joining our CSA, consider volunteering at New Roots. It is a fun and educational way to reconnect with plants and people, and at the end of the day, everyone walks away with some veggies.
Contact us today to sign up for the CSA and/or to ask us questions about it. Can’t wait to hear from you soon!
- Shareholders are responsible for picking up their produce on Sundays between 12 – 2 pm, finding someone to come in their place, or notifying us if they will not be picking up. Our goal is to supply all the produce necessary for a household of 2-4 (per share) during the growing season.
- We encourage involvement of our shareholders on the farm. Come volunteer with us sometime!
- Because our mission focuses on food security and urban sustainability, we only accept shareholders that live within 10 miles of the farm. This is not meant to be exclusionary, but rather to encourage local food initiatives among local communities. We hope we can be a model to those hoping to start similar projects in their community and we look forward to the day when every neighborhood has their own farm and local food system.