CSA Stands for Community Supported Agriculture.
It allows you to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown locally by regional farmers. When you become a member of a specific farm's CSA, you are purchasing a “share” of vegetables from that farmer. Both the farmer and their members share the risks and rewards of food production.
How do you know if a CSA is for you?
When eating truly fresh, seasonal and local food is important to you.
You want to know where your food comes from, the farming practices used to raise the crops, and the miles your vegetables travel.
You understand that eating seasonally means that not every type of vegetable is available each week; spring and fall brings lettuces, beets and carrots; summer brings tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant and cantaloupe.
You know that farm raised vegetables doesn’t look like it has been raised in a laboratory; real vegetables are healthy, natural, and sometimes not perfect.
You want to visit the farm, experience life on that farm, and help your children learn how their food is grown.
So why choose us?
Our farm is in Decatur, TN, meaning your food travels less than 30 miles!
We DO NOT spray any harmful chemicals on any of our vegetables. When needed we use organic approved sprays (plant based oils, etc) to repel pests. We harvest up to 6 times a week, so there absolutely cannot be
anything on the plants! We would rather deal with bugs and slugs!
We plant only NON-GMO and heirloom varieties.
We have been growing vegetables and selling at farmer’s markets for 5 years and have successfully run our CSA for 4 seasons .
We have an open door policy – you may visit our farm
We love the interaction we have with our CSA members. You become part of our farm family, and thru weekly emails, get inside info on happenings.
2017 Summer CSA
Our summer season this year will run 20 weeks from end of April until middle September. There will be no CSA box the week of the 4th of July.
On average 7 types of seasonal vegetables, herbs or berries in your box
Full share: $450.00 Deposit required: $250.00 plus two more payments of $100 each during the CSA season (full details on contract)
Half share: $225 (no terms) Receive 10 weeks of produce over the same 20 week period as full share members (full details on contract). This is a great option for small households or someone new to the CSA experience.
2017 Fall CSA
Our Fall CSA runs for 8 weeks during October & November
On average 7 types of vegetables and herbs in your box.
Fall brings mostly greens/lettuces and root crops, along with some end of summer crops
Cost: $200 (no payment terms - sorry)
We will only start signing up Fall CSA shares towards August and September 2017 - Thank you.
Pick up points:
Tuesdays - Volkswagen manufacturing plant, Chattanooga 4-6pm
Tuesdays - Lookout Mountain Farmer's Market @ East Brainerd location(Christ Church) 4-7pm
Wednesdays - Cleveland @ Broad Street United Methodist Church 4-5pm
Saturdays - Brainerd Farmer's Market @ Grace Episcopal Church 10 - 12noon
On farm on any weekday morning 10-12noon
We also accept work share members.
If your schedule allows it, why not try this?! Instead of paying for your membership, come work for it. Four hours once a week, is all we want in return. Choose between a Wednesday or Friday morning 8:30 - 12:30, and go home home with a box of produce and herbs.
You will learn to start seedlings, transplant, harvest and maintain crops. We are family friendly, so if you home school, or have young children, they may come along.
Please contact us if you are interested in more information or would like to sign up for one of our memberships.
We do not have an online web store set up for our website. Applications and invoices are sent manually by emailing us. All emails are answered within 24 hours.