5 Steps to Signing up for a Farm Share
Questions to Ask yourself before you start:
Which days are you available to pick up your share?
What are your values- Do you want the farm to be organic? Low spray? Small/Large farm?**
Which crops do you want? Some farms offer vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, and flowers- others just vegetables. All should list their last year’s harvest.
Price per share $
--- #Weeks per share
=Price per week $
*CSA stands for "community supported agriculture" in short you are the community supporting the farm before the harvest
Now you fill in the blanks:
I can have crops for $ per week for weeks this year. I can pick it up on weekly and I will save $ per week, Not to mention help the environment and support my local economy.
If a share looks too large, consider splitting it with a friend or coworker.
I recommend choosing a longer length of share over large quantities in a shorter time period. Getting those early summer and late spring vegetables can be really satisfying when markets aren’t open yet!
**Do you want the farm to be organic? Small scale? low spray? family owned? The organic certification is expensive,smaller farms might still treat their vegetables minimally and small scale farms can use much less resources