Community Supported Agriculture, a collaborative effort between a farmer and member of the community where both parties shoulder the risk and reap the rewards of small agriculture. The community member supports the farm by paying for their food in advance—providing security and capital for the farmer. The individual investment is small (between $960 and $1200 per year for custom members or $500 - $740 for the smaller salad box) but when you add all the members of the CSA it becomes a substantial amount that helps to support the farm operation.
In exchange for their membership, the community member is entitled to receive a box full of fresh produce each week for the duration of the growing season which in South Florida is from November to April. Our csa program is a custom program, meaning that you get to pick exactly what you receive each week instead of us putting together a pre determined box for you. You can order as much or as little as you like each week and you can even skip a week if you're out of town. Our custom csa program is sold out but we opened a few spaces for a salad box csa which is a smaller veggie box made up of the best salad ingredients!
Because you will encourage a project that enhances the community around the farm, makes a positive impact on the environment and helps to take back ownership of how we produce and consume our food.
Not only that, by buying our food you will be providing nutritious, just harvested produce to your family. There is no better feeling than eating produce that's fresh and full of nutrients. Because we grow your food so close to where you live, it means that the food spends minimal time in storage before arriving at your table.
Plus you will interact with your food in a much more personal way, you will know the people that grow it, and since food is basically the most important product we spend money on, why not spend it on the real thing.
How it works
In a nutshell: You prepay for 20 weeks of food and we deliver a box of fresh, just harvested produce each week during the growing season which in our neck of the woods runs from November thru April. You can order until you reach your balance of $960 (the amount ordered each week is deducted from your initial balance of $960), if you use up your credit of $960 before the 20 weeks are over you can keep ordering but we'll invoice you for those orders. Members who sign up for delivery will also have a credit of $960 and the remaining $240 will cover the delivery fee for the 20 week period. The salad box is a weekly box selected by your farmer.
You can choose to have your box of produce delivered to your home or you can pick it up at one of our drop off points in Coral Gables, Highland Lakes (Aventura) or at our stand at Legion Park Farmers Market. There is no delivery available for the salad box unless your address happens to be right on our existing delivery route, ask us if we can deliver.
Your CSA box will vary from week to week as the season and weather changes, the first and last few weeks will see more hot weather crops like eggplant, cucumbers, tomatoes, squash and lots of heat tolerant greens. The cooler mid-season will include lots of lettuce and greens, cabbage, kale, collards, peppers, onions and carrots. You can count on us having some items all season long like scallions, radishes, salad mix, microgreens and more.
Our CSA program is different from most other CSA programs in that we do not choose which items we send you, you have the ability to select exactly what you want to receive each week, so if you love lettuce and want to get four heads of lettuce instead of one you can do that and you can order as much or as little as you like. We have a 90% percent return rate so far from our custom CSA members!