What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

  

 Learn about the participating farms below and find a CSA share that is best for you. CSA is a fresh produce subscription program that allows participants to receive a delivery of locally grown, seasonal produce for 20-22 weeks during the main growing season, usually May - September. All CSA shares offer a diverse array of vegetables throughout the season. CSA shares vary by farm in terms of size, price, share diversity, customization, length of season, pick up location and other farm products and experiences. Payment for the entire growing season is required upfront which provides farms with guaranteed working capital. As a consumer, you are buying into the farm and you become a shareholder. This means you share the inherent risks of farming with the farmer including dealing with weather, pests, and other unexpected circumstances but it also means you benefit from being the farm's number one priority when it comes to enjoying the bounty of their weekly harvest.  

What are the benefits?

  • Access healthy, fresh food every week and the opportunity to try new foods and test new recipes.

  • Convenience--pick up your share at work or on the way home.

  • Satisfaction gained from reconnecting to the land and being more knowledgeable of local food production.

  • Know the farmer and the farm that grows your food while also keeping your food dollars in your community.

  • Enjoy health benefits that come with increasing vegetable consumption and eating out less frequently.

  • All farms participating in the program provide USDA Certified Organic produce and grow 100% of the share. 

 

CSA Share Size Guide: 

   

  • Small Shares (4-7 items) recommended for households with 1-2 people, or for first time CSA members.

  • Large Shares (7-10 items) recommended for households with 2-4 people who enjoy cooking. 

Signup Details:

  • CSA signups are open for EC Matthews employees from February 11th to February 17th 11:59pm.

  • Click on the link below for Sustainable Harvest Farm and signup for your CSA share.

  • At checkout be sure to enter the voucher/coupon code emailed to you from your employer. 

  • Step-by-step CSA sign up instructions with the farm available here.

  • Interested to participate? Contact Polly Matthews for more information. 

 

EC Matthews

 Workplace CSA Program

The Farm

Now offering CUSTOMIZABLE farm shares! The traditional farm share model has always been for the farm to give you a box of whatever was grown that week, regardless of a members likes and dislikes. The new customizable approach allows CSA members to make their own choices about what they want to eat based on their preferences and what the farm has in season. If you don’t like beets, you won’t ever see them. If you love zucchini, we’ll make sure you get that!

  

Sustainable Harvest Farm produces USDA-certified organic vegetables, Grass Fed Beef and pork. It is the culmination of years of dreaming, planning and praying by Ford and Amanda Waterstrat. In 2011 they offered their farm’s first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and became the first USDA-Certified Organic Farm in the region. By 2013 they expanded their operation to include grass-fed beef and pastured pork. They continue to look for ways to innovate and expand their farm to provide quality, sustainable and delicious food to their family and community.

  

Click HERE learn about Sustainable Harvest Farm's

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