What is a CSA?
A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a program in which members buy a "share" of the year's harvest before the season begins. This arrangement provides unique advantages for the grower and the consumer. The CSA model began in Europe by housewives looking for access to local, fresh vegetables and has expanded quickly in the United States over the past 25 years.The growers are assured a degree of certainty in marketing their produce, and consumers have a direct source for their fresh vegetable needs, all while contributing to the local economy and sound land management priniciples.
At Anderson Organics, we have three options avalable for 2013 shares. Our Main Season CSA Share runs for 16 weeks, from mid June through September. We also offer a 4 week Fall Share for the month of October and a 4 week Winter Storage Share for the month of November! Members may purchase a full or half share at the beginning of the season and will receive a box of produce each week for 16 weeks. A full share box of produce containes 8-12 varieties of vegetables, depending on what is in season. Each full share is roughly equivalent to 3/4 of a bushel or about 1 and 1/2 paper grocery sacks and will furnish a family of four with vegetables for the week. The beginning of the season will focus on leafy greens and herbs, and as the season progresses, the boxes will get heavier as fruiting crops and root vegetables begin to ripen.
Please visit our "Buy a 2013 Season Share" link under "Join our CSA" to purchase a share of the upcoming harvest!