What is a CSA
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is an arrangement made between community members and a particular local farm. In a CSA program, members purchase seasonal “shares” which entitle them to weekly food allowances. Members of the CSA then enjoy regular deliveries of the seasonal produce throughout the farming season. Members may either visit the farm to pick up their weekly share or have their food delivered directly from the farm to their home every week . The food provided is fresh, locally grown, and far superior to standard supermarket fare.
Members enjoy a number of benefits including:
Fresh, healthy produce, with all the flavor and vitamin benefits
Satisfaction for supporting local business
Knowledge of where their food comes from
Newsletter or updates from their CSA
The opportunity to visit and help out at the farm
Develop a relationship with the farmer and learn more about how food is grown
The Garden Cart CSA Details
The Garden Cart CSA focuses on staple heirloom vegetables for its shares. These include lettuce, corn, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, etc. (A full listing of produce to be planted is shown on the Produce page) One share will typically provide enough produce for a family of four.
2012 Share Cost – $350 Due May 1st
Early Bird Discount of $50 off if paid in full prior to March 15th
Payment Plan options are available. Please contact Trudy Garvey for more information.
Planned Season length - 17-20 weeks starting early to mid June
Delivery: Wednesday evenings to Brookville, Brockway, and DuBois areas
Half shares are now being offered for $200 – if you feel that a full share is too much, this option will work for you!
Take $25 off if paid in full by March 15th.
Although $350 may seem like a lot to pay up front, members will be receiving produce for 17-20 weeks so it averages out to approximately $17 a week – now that’s a great deal for farm fresh, locally grown produce delivered to you!!!