What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?
Purchasing a CSA share has benefits for both consumer and producer!
Consumers benefit by getting a weekly distribution of the freshest seasonal produce. Your weekly produce is usually harvested on the same day you receive it. Once you have purchased your CSA share, you come once a week to the distribution site to pick up your "share" of produce. You don't need to worry about placing an order or bringing your checkbook (CSA shares are paid for by the beginning of the season). The consumer also has the opportunity to try new and heirloom varieties of produce, many of which are unavailable at the supermarket. Local producers are free to select varieties for supreme taste qualities instead of durability for shipping and long shelf life.
Producers benefit by having an assured market for their products and having consumers share in both the risks and rewards associated with farming. Receiving payments before the season starts helps with the up front costs of production.
Farm to Folk is committed to providing the producers with fair compensation for their labor.
Below is the information we have so far for CSA shares for 2020..
CSA Options 2020
Lee's Greens, Nevada Iowa
Each week you will receive a box containing seasonal fruits and vegetables from our farm located in Nevada, Iowa. We are planning on growing the following produce for our CSA shares barring any crop failures:
From the greenhouse: lettuce, kale, spinach, arugula, Swiss chard, collards, mustard, Hakurei turnips, radishes, microgreens, herbs, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash
From our fruit fields: rhubarb, strawberries, black raspberries, red raspberries, & blackberries. Possibly apples and pears.
From our veggie garden: cabbage, asparagus, cauliflower, broccoli, kohlrabi, green beans, sweet corn, carrots, onions, garlic, peppers, watermelon, cantaloupe, potatoes, sweet potatoes, acorn, spaghetti, butternut, honeynut, buttercup, delicata squash, pie pumpkins
22 WEEKS starting MAY 19 through OCT 13, 2020
FULL SHARE $500 (3-4 people)
SMALL SHARE $340 (1-2 people)
You can pick 2 or 3 produce items that you don't like and
we will substitute other produce in your box!
There is a $15 Farm to Folk membership due which helps cover administration costs such as printing, church rent, etc. With the membership, you are also able to order additional items via a la carte and pick up, along with your shares on Tuesdays. These additional items include other offerings by Lee's Greens in addition to other produce, dairy, flours, eggs, and more!
Please sign up on our weekly form- otherwise use the sign up below!