We will not be offering a CSA for the coming season as there has not been enough interest to make a go of it.....please do let us know if you would like to be notified when things change, your interest may inspire us!
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COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE (CSA)
CSA is a relationship of mutual support and commitment between a local farm and their community members who pay an up-front annual membership fee to help cover the production costs of the farm at a time when a farm’s income is generally months away. In turn, members receive a weekly share of the harvest during the growing season, a wide variety of freshly picked produce, harvested at the peak of ripeness, flavor, vitamin and mineral content! In America, food travels on average, 1500 miles before it reaches the consumer. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), provides a wonderful link between the production and consumption of locally grown food. CSA’s educate members about how their food is produced and strengthen communities by fostering caring relationships.
Three seasons ago (in addition to our own 10 acres that we’ve farmed since 1988) we were given the opportunity to farm 27 acres of agriculturally prime crop land in the Roeliff Janson Park (managed by the town of Hillsdale). The additional land has allowed us to expand our focus and Markristo Farm would like to be able to offer a CSA to our local community members if the interest/need arises.
How it works:
Share holders would meet at our farm on the agreed upon week day between 4-7pm to pick up their shares from June through September.
Folks who regularly travel back to the city on Sundays woud be welcome to sign up for a ‘Travelers Share’, the same as a regular share, but one which you would find pre-bagged in our on-farm cooler for your convenience (so a bit of the country can be enjoyed all week long wherever you end up!).
Members should arrange to have someone else pick up their share when they are out of town. Any shares left at our farm after 7pm on Tuesday or on Sunday would be donated to our local food pantry unless prior arrangements were made before the pick up day.
What’s in a share?
Given an average harvest, a share provides enough vegetables to feed a family of 4. Each week you would receive 7-12 different varieties of fresh organic vegetables that change with the growing season. Here's a sample list of what you'd likely find.In addition to high quality organic produce, every share will include a weekly newsletter with recipes, cooking tips, and farm news and events.
If you would like to purchase a half share, we ask that you find someone to split a share with. We request that you indicate on your commitment form one primary shareholder, who will be responsible for making the payments to the farm. The task of dividing the share each week would be your responsiblity.
Fresh Flower Bouquets
Markristo Farm has always taken great pride in growing and arranging organic specialty cut flowers. We would offer bouquets at our pick-up site for you to purchase.
Interested in Joining?
To express your interest or if you have other questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org