It is with much excitement that we invite you to be part of the 2013 Heart of the City CSA. Now in its third year, our CSA brings fresh, healthy, gourmet vegetables from our gardens to your kitchen from June through October.
Please read this page to see if our CSA is right for you. If you are interested, fill out the attached sign-up form and return it by mail with your deposit as soon as possible – there are only a few shares left…
What is a CSA?
A CSA (which stands for Community Supported Agriculture) is an arrangement between a farm and its customers in which customers pay up-front for a full season’s worth of produce and receive a share of what is harvested on the farm each week. CSAs benefit farmers by providing up-front payment (to buy seeds, supplies, equipment, etc.) as well as a guaranteed market for what they grow. They benefit customers by providing a convenient weekly share of delicious vegetables, an opportunity to cook creatively with what’s in season, and a true connection to their food and the people who grow it.
What can we expect to receive each week?
Each week you will receive a share of 8-14 items including vegetables, fruits and herbs. We aim for each share to be able to feed the average family of four or two vegetable-loving adults. Below are example shares for each of the seasons:
How much does it cost?
We offer family-size shares which run 20 weeks (May 3rd thru October 14th) and cost $700. Payment can be made in full when you send in your application OR you may include a deposit of $200 with your application and pay the balance at our first pickup. While we do appreciate up-front payment, we do not want the payment schedule to deter anyone from joining. Please contact us and we can make an arrangement that will work for both of us.
Where and when can we pick up our share?
You have two pickup days to choose from. The first is Mondays from 5-6:30pm and the second is Thursdays from 5-6:30pm. All pickups are located at our farm (2049 West 48th St in Cleveland). You can indicate your pick-up day preference on the CSA application.
What if I want a half-share?
If you are interested in a half-share you are welcome to find a partner with whom to split the share. We find this arrangement works best when you alternate pickup weeks rather than splitting the share in half every week. Because the vegetables are so fresh, much though not all of what you receive will with proper storage last the two weeks until your next pickup. If you are interested in a half-share but cannot find a partner please let us know and we will do our best to find another interested member.
Thanks and we look forward to growing for you in 2013!