Frequently Asked Questions
What is a CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a direct link between the farmer and the consumer in order to "invest" in small, local farms. Members sign up for a "share" before the start of the season and pay up front so the farmer has an advance in capital before the very busy growing season. During the harvest season, the farm delivers bundles of produce to give their "investors" a great value on high quality produce. CSA produce is harvested within 24 hours of delivery, so members receive extremely fresh produce. However, because members pay in full before they receive their first share, this is a shared risk endeavor.
Why join a CSA?
To have access to the freshest, most beautiful produce in town! In addition, participating in a CSA is a unique opportunity to close the gap between farmers and consumers. By paying in advance you ensure that farmers have the financial security to purchase seeds and prepare for the upcoming growing season. Becoming a CSA member is the tastiest, most exciting way to bolster the local food system.
How does Katchkie Farm’s CSA work?
Katchkie Farm operates three different types of CSAs: Workplace, Community, and Residential. All CSA types receive the same produce– the difference is where you pick up. All CSA members pay in advance for the season’s bounty, then the farm delivers a pre-bagged share of different farm-fresh vegetables to your designated pick up location on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. We offer a one-size CSA share that contains 6-8 different kinds of vegetables. Unlike many CSAs, Katchkie Farm does NOT require any labor commitments.
What is the price of a CSA share?
The total seasonal price for a weekly share is $506, and the total price for a bi-weekly share is $253. These amounts reflect a price of $23 per delivery.
What do I get in my CSA share?
Whatever we harvest that specific week! Part of the beauty of participating in Katchkie's CSA is trying all the vegetables we grow over a full season. A sample July share might contain: broccoli, cucumbers, eggplant, kale, scallions, lettuce, zucchini, and parsley. On the other hand, a sample October share might contain: beets, garlic, celery root, mustard greens, leeks, butternut squash, peppers, and turnips.