CSA, or community-supported agriculture, is a program based on a mutually beneficial relationship between the farm and the people who consume our food. This relationship allows the community to purchase directly from the farm and support local agriculture by buying seasonal food that is grown naturally, without the use of herbicides and pesticides. Families or individuals become members at the beginning of the season and in return receive a box of freshly harvested vegetables and fruits on a weekly basis...essentially purchasing "shares" of the farm's harvest in advance.
What's in the CSA box?
Our CSA boxes contain 6-8 different vegetables and fruits each week, depending on the season... approximately one large paper grocery bag full of vegetables for $26 per week. Overall, our CSA boxes tend to include about 20% more naturally grown food than this money would buy at a supermarket. Spring/Fall CSA boxes may include: Kale, Chard, Lettuce, Herbs, Beets, Carrots, Turnips, Radishes, Cabbage, Broccoli, Winter Squash, Fennel, Arugula, Onions, Spinach, Tomatoes, Summer Squash, and Cucumbers, just to name a few. Summer CSA boxes may include: Tomatoes (slicers and heirlooms), Cucumbers, Eggplant, Peppers, Potatoes, Summer Squash, Onions, Garlic, Basil, Lettuce, Herbs, Carrots, Beets, Melons, etc.
The benefits of a CSA are many...eat healthy-we strive to grow healthy, nutrient-dense food that is grown using sustainable methods, never any pesticides or chemicals, know where your food comes from-all of the produce in our CSA bags will be sourced directly from our farm and occasionally from other farmers in the foothills support local economy - a sustainable lifestyle that benefits you and your neighbors, build community- one of our favorite aspects of the CSA model...we love being YOUR farmers! Along with receiving food on a weekly basis, we'll also be sending weekly newsletters to keep you updated on farm happenings, and we welcome you to join us at the farm for occasional tours, volunteer days, and community potlucks throughout the season.
We offer several easily accessible pick-up locations throughout Amador County (subject to change) Wednesdays 11am-3pm: Jackson, The Mother Lode Exchange Thursdays 2pm-6pm: Pine Grove, Ridge Road Garden Center Thursdays 2pm-6pm: Sutter Creek, Provisions Thursdays 2pm-6pm: at the farm! (Jackson Valley)
Upon registering for our CSA you'll choose your pickup location for the season, if you need to change your location at any point...no worries! Just let us know at least 24 hours in advance so we can adjust our delivery schedule.
Get your friends signed up and we’ll deliver! We offer free delivery of 5 or more shares to a single location such as a business or a home in a neighborhood. Contact us if you are interested in arranging a group delivery.
We offer 3 seasons for our CSA; Spring, Summer, and Fall. You can join at any point during the season for a pro-rated price! Boxes are priced at $26/week Spring (April, May, and June): 13 weeks of produce ($338) Summer (July, August, and September): 13 weeks of produce ($338) Fall (October and November): 9 weeks of produce ($234)
CSA Payments can be made in full, by the season, or with a payment plan that works with your budget...please see more details regarding payment plans on our sign up page.
**We also offer a "Super CSA Member" discount! If you would like to commit to purchasing a CSA share for the entire year and pay in full at the beginning of the season, 35 weeks of produce (Spring, Summer, and Fall) we will happily give you your first CSA box for free! (a $910 value for $884)