Community Supported Agriculture
What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.
CSA unites community members and a local farm in a relationship of mutual support based on an annual commitment to one another. Members pre-purchase a “share” of the season’s harvest in exchange for weekly supply of the farm’s fresh, locally grown produce. This investment supports the farm in its off-season when we purchase our seeds and supplies for the upcoming season.
A CSA represents a shared commitment: the members agree to share the risks and bounty of the local farming season and the farmers do their utmost to provide members with the highest quality of produce harvested the day of pick-up for optimal freshness and nutrition.
Why Participate in a CSA?
Participating in a local CSA reconnects community members with the farmers and agricultural land that is growing their food and builds a stable support system for the long-term success of the farm. Supporting a CSA farm prioritizes local produce grown without harmful chemicals and long-distance shipping, which benefits the environment by decreasing pollution and packaging. The only distance our produce will travel is from our farm to your kitchen.
Ultimately, it comes down to eating the freshest, most nutritious local produce possible.
How does Falls City Gardens CSA work?
Falls City Gardens CSA is set up to provide fresh local food to its members. We currently offer a summer CSA, but may expand to a winter CSA in the future. We plant a large variety of seasonal vegetables and each share will be packed with the best seasonally available vegetables from our fields. We will offer two pick up locations, with each location having a different time and day of the week to align with families different schedules.
Our Season will run from late May/early June until Mid October. We will have two vacation weekends to accommodate for the time your family maybe on vacation. These will be the weekend nearest the 4th of July as well as the Labor Day Weekend.