A CSA program in its most basic form is a vegetable subscription. You, as a member, pay in the beginning of the season to secure your share of the size of your choosing (Full/ Half/ Biweekly). Skip’s Place, as your Farm, then uses that money to cover the seasons costs to provide you with your weekly subscription throughout the season.
But a CSA is truly more than just a subscription. It is a way for people to connect directly to their food system. It represents a relationship and a commitment between the customer and their farmer that goes beyond an exchange of funds for goods. Customers commit to the farm for the season with the purchase of a ‘share’, which provides the farmer the necessary resources to operate. The farmer then commits to the CSA members by using sustainable growing practices to provide vibrant, fresh, nutritious produce on a weekly basis. Both parties share in the risks of unpredictable growing conditions as well as the benefits of plentiful seasonal harvests. Everyone loves farm to table restaurants, but have you ever thought of your own kitchen as farm to table?
CSA lets you choose good, local food for yourself and your family.
A weekly share consists of a variety of produce that changes week to week depending on harvest times and growing conditions. Shares will increase in quantity and variety as the summer progresses with the most abundant weeks being in July, August, and September. Shares will generally contain 6-12 items per week.