What is Community Supported Agriculture?
Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is a food production and distribution system that directly connects farmers and consumers. Consumers buy "shares" in a farm's harvest in advance. This provides important early-season investment for farmers and a guaranteed market for their produce. In exchange, consumers get a variety low cost, weekly produce.
Our CSA is a relationship of mutual support and commitment between you (a lover of farm-fresh, delicious, healthy foods) and us (Able Farms, the people who are dedicated to growing the best food available).
Able Farms' 2013 CSA will run from the first Saturday in May through the last Saturday in October. There are a limited number of shares available, so make sure that you sign up early!
We are completely sold out of all shares for our CSA. But don't worry-- you can still catch us at the Kenton and Portland International Raceway farmer's markets!
FULL SHARE- Feeds 2- 4 people, 26 weeks, $700
HALF SHARE- Feeds 1- 2 people, 26 weeks, $400
We will send an email in April to organize pick-ups. We will have pick-up options available in St Johns and Kenton.
With your share, you will receive a variety of vegetables and fruits, a half dozen chicken eggs, and occasional farmer processed goods such as pickles and jams. On the last Saturday of each month you'll also receive a whole chicken (vegetarians may substitute for duck eggs and extra veg if arranged ahead of time). All subscribers will also receive 20% off all Able Farms classes and workshops.
Two pick-up days and locations will be announced during the last week of April based on the geography of subscribers. It will be up to each member to choose one of the two locations for pick-up for the season. Subscribers are encouraged to bring their own bags or containers to transport their food.
Your CSA share will include a variety of seasonal produce. Here are just some of the things we're planning for 2013:
Atomic Red Carrots, Basil, Beans, Black Hungarian Peppers, Blackberries, Borage, Chiogga Beets, Chives, Collards, Crosby Egyptian Beets, Cucumbers, Detroit Red Beets, Dill, Eggplant, Florence Fennel, Freckles Lettuce, Garlic, German Chamomile, Hyssop, Italian Plums, Kale, Lettuce Blends, Mustard Greens, Onions, Parsley, Pimiento de Padron Peppers, Purple Peacock Broccoli, Radishes, Rosemary, Summer and Winter Squashes, Tomatillos, White Albino Beets, and Wrinkled Crinkled Cress