If you’ve never subscribed to a CSA program before, this may be an excellent time to start. Local Soil Born Farms is now offering subscriptions to its Fall/Winter CSA Program, and early bird pricing is available until Oct. 20.
CSA, or community-supported agriculture, is a partnership between a farm and a community of supporters which provides a direct link between the production and the consumption of food. Supporters, or subscribers, help to cover a farm’s operating budget by purchasing a share of the season’s harvest. The subscribers’ fees pay for things like seeds, fertilizer, water, equipment maintenance and labor—and in the case of Soil Born Farms, it also helps support the farm’s wonderful education programs, food access initiatives and the development of a local community farm and education center. And the myriad benefits to subscribers? They include a supply of beautiful, seasonal fresh produce throughout the growing season; and a chance to reconnect with the land, get to know the people who grow your food, and participate directly in a local food system.
Soil Born Farms’ 2014-2015 Fall/Winter CSA will run for 28 weeks, and subscribers will discover eight to 10 items of seasonal produce each week in their box. In addition, members will occasionally have the option to purchase limited quantities of flowers, meat, honey, eggs and wool as these items become available through the season. There are also other perks to membership, including invites to family volunteer nights, farm tours and community events.
For more information about the Fall/WinterCSA program and how to sign up, visit Soil Born Farms’ website.