2019 SUMMER CSA SHARES AVAILABLE NOW
A Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program is great way to cut out the middleman and connect a community (you) directly with farmers (us). It’s an investment in a small local business and a commitment from us here on The Farm to provide you and your family with the freshest, best tasting, beyond organic produce we possibly can. We are offering a small number of “farm shares” to the community (you). A CSA program works similar to a magazine subscription, for example. In exchange for purchasing a season-long share you will receive a variety of veggies on a weekly basis. The variety and quantity of veggies will change according to the season and is a great way to try different veggies and learn new ways to prepare them. By purchasing a CSA you will get first dibs on our weekly harvest which is a big advantage over a farmer's market or even a farm stand pick up.
CSA programs are both an investment and a risk for the farmer and families who join. Together, we share the risks and rewards of farming. Our goal is always to provide you with more value in great tasting veggies than the cost of the CSA share, however, because we are using natural growing methods (no commercial pesticides and fertilizers) there may be instances where certain crops don’t do as well as others.
So you may be asking yourself… Risk? Investment? Why would I want to participate in a CSA when I could easily go to the supermarket? The short answer is this… we promise to provide you with the best produce we possibly can using environmentally conscious and agriculturally sustainable methods. We are not a large production farm and will only provide you with food that we would serve to our own families. We invite you to The Farm to talk with us and see how we grow our food. Ever wonder where or how food in the supermarket is grown?
Have questions about our CSA program or The Farm in general? Check out our FAQ (below), give us a call, or feel free to e-mail us at Thefarminri@gmail.com. Ready to sign up for the 2019 CSA program? Fill out the 2019 CSA registration form below!
2018 Summer CSA FAQ
What veggies are included in my weekly share? The vegetables available on any given week depend on the natural growing cycle of the crop. Some vegetables are early season or late season crops. Some of the crops we grow include tomatoes, spinach, salad mixes, carrots, potatoes, onions, cucumbers, peppers (including hot), eggplant, garlic, and many others.
WHERE do I pickup my weekly share? Pick-up is available at your choice of two locations:
The Farm - 463 Tourtellot Hill Rd in Chepachet, RI 02814 -or-
Greenville Baptist Church - 582 Putnam Pike Greenville, RI 02828
WHEN do I pick up my weekly share? Pick-up is every Sunday between 10 am and 2 pm at The Farm and every Wednesday between 3 pm and 5 pm at Greenville Baptist Church.
What is considered a CSA season? Pick-ups will begin in early June and run until the end of November for a total of 20 weeks.
What’s available? A wide assortment of vegetables are available (more than 40 crops and over 100 varieties). Flowers and fruit are also available upon purchase of a vegetable share.
How does it work? CSA pick-up is easy! We pack up your CSA box with an assortment of freshly picked in-season produce and all you need to do it pick it up at the designated time and place.
What’s the price? A full share is available for $550 and is sufficient for a family of 3-4 people. Half-shares are available for $300, adequate for individuals or families of 1-3 people.
How do I join? Scroll up and complete the 2018 Summer CSA application
How do I pay? After you submit the application form (above) we will send you an Paypal invoice. A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to reserve your spot in the 2018 CSA with the remaining balance due by February 15th. Simply pay via secure credit card transaction. Alternatively, send a check for your CSA share, made out to The Farm, 463 Tourtellot Hill Rd, Chepachet RI 02814.