CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. CSAs are designed to provide a close connection between a farm, the farmers and a community of shareholders. The farm and farmers feed the shareholders by providing a weekly share of produce. The shareholders financially support the farm and become an integral part of small scale, local agriculture.
Why CSA for the shareholders?
By joining the Flying Plow CSA shareholders receive fresh, in season, locally grown food. All of our vegetables are grown on our farm without the use of synthetic pesticides or herbicides, and are Certified Organic.
Being a member of our CSA is more than an alternative to the grocery
store and it's more than just a box of vegetables delivered to your neighborhood. As a member you will come to the farm weekly to pick-up your vegetable share, and walk the fields to harvest your u-pick crops. You will see how your food grows and you will know who grows it.
Shareholders have the satisfaction of taking an active role in preserving farmland and supporting local, family farmers.
Why CSA for the farmers?
A CSA is a farmer-friendly model. The farmer develops a stable, long-term relationship with reliable customers. This makes it easier for the farmers to plan each year's crops because they know what and how much of each crop their customers want.
The stability a CSA provides allows the farmers time to run a truly vibrant farm. The CSA model provides the farmers with the foundation for a viable business, an essential element in sustainability.
Why CSA for the land?
Don't' forget the soil that's growing all this bounty! Healthy soil grows healthy plants and healthy plants grow healthy people. Just as plants grown on rich soil have fewer diseases, pests and growth problems, people who eat this nutritious food experience radiant health.
For information on joining our CSA see the Join Our CSA page.