CSA: Community Supported Agriculture

 

The concept of CSA was founded in Japan in 1965 by a group of women concerned about pesticide use, increased consumption of processed food, and the corresponding decrease of small-scale farms. These women arranged a cooperative relationship with local producers in which they supported the farmers on an annual basis and in return received weekly "shares" from the farm.

Farmers need money in the off season. It's when we buy seeds, tools and infrastructure. In the CSA relationship, the customer pays the farmer upfront in the off season and in return the farmer delivers a weekly or bi-monthly "share" to the customer for the entire growing season.

 

 

FLOWER SHARE: 12 WEEKS/$200

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Bask in the weekly beauty of the changing season with local, organically grown flowers. Each bouquet is arranged as a snapshot of the season. We wild forage and collect native species to include in arrangements in an effort to showcase the beauty of this environment and remind you of the unique place that you live.

Wild Rose Farm's flower CSA is a way for you to keep your hand on the pulse of the changing environment and celebrate beauty in all of its phases.

Some of the blooms you'll see our arrangements:

anemones, ranunculus, English roses, peonies, dahlias, daffodils, tulips, sunflowers, lavender, scented geraniums, hops, lisianthus, icelandic poppies, rudbeckia, sweet peas, clematis, cosmos, nicotiana, patchouli, eucalyptus pods.


 

VEGETABLE SHARE: 20 WEEKS/$420 OR 10 WEEKS/$220

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The vegetable share is the foundation of health for yourself, your family and your community. 

Intended for 1 to 2 vegetable-loving people, each box consists of 8-12 farm-fresh, organically grown vegetables. You'll also receive a weekly letter that aims to express the taste of the season and keep you in the loop with your veggies and farmer.

We offer shares weekly and bi-monthly:

20 weeks // 20 boxes - $420

20 weeks // 10 boxes - $220

 

*Included in CSA price is a $20 fee for a member-only farm-to-table dinner in August. The fee covers infrastructure, music, food & drink.

 

The vegetable CSA is an invitation for you to engage with your community. Asking your neighbors for recipes, spending evenings in the kitchen curating the definition of deliciousness, and truly embodying the phrase eating with the seasons is what subscribing to a vegetable CSA is all about. 

Early season: snap peas, broccoli, arugula, napa cabbage, spinach, lettuce mix, kale, chard, sweet salad turnips, cilantro, basil, salad radishes, cucumbers, carrots, beets, cauliflower

Mid season: lettuce, summer squash, eggplants, hot & sweet peppers, carrots, bunching onions, heirloom and cherry tomatoes, melons, sweet corn, fresh beans, salad radishes, celery, onions

Late season: cauliflower, broccoli, summer squash, tomatoes, arugula, spinach, salad mix, parsley, basil, thyme, bunching onions, sweet & hot peppers, eggplants, winter squash, pie pumpkins, beets, carrots, potatoes, sweet corn, popcorn, celery, cabbage, dried beans

 


 

MARKET SHARE: 20 WEEKS/$420 OR 10 WEEKS/$220

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The market share is the same price and quantity of the vegetable CSA, except in this model you get to pick what goes in your box. Instead of having your box packed for you, you come to the pick-up site and choose what you want from a list of that week's options.

For example: 1 bag of mixed leaf lettuce or 2 heads of romaine

The pick-up site with have bulk containers full of the freshest vegetables from that week. You'll then decide between one or two options from each specific crop family. Market CSA is a way for you to invest in the mission of CSA and also have control over what you get every week.