Community Supported Agriculture
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. CSAs are designed to provide a close connection between a farm, the farmers, and a community of members. The farm and farmers feed the members by providing a weekly share of produce. The members financially support the farm and become an integral part of small scale, local agriculture.
Why CSA for our members?
By joining the Flying Plow CSA members receive fresh, in season, locally grown food. All of our vegetables are grown on our farm without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers.
Members 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 members. This makes it easier for us to plan each year's crops because we know what, and how much of each, crop we’ll need to grow.
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.