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What is a CSA?

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Wouldn't it be nice to know where your food was coming from and that it hadn't been shipped from who knows where and sprayed with who knows what?  With a Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA), you pay a farmer in advance for an appropriate size "share" (box or basket) prior to the spring growing season and receive a variety of healthy seasonal produce through the fall, typically 20 or more weeks. You may also choose a 20 week meat share which contains beef, pork and/or chicken.  Meat and produce shares are delivered weekly to your home or someplace convenient for you to pick up.

To become a member of Burris Fork Farms' CSA program and receive weekly produce and/or meat, you sign an agreement and pay a $30 box deposit with a portion of the share price. The full share produce price for 2017 is $620. This share contains up to 7 varieties of produce for a family of 4. The half share price for 2017 is $445 and contains the same varieties as a full share but enough for a family of 2. These prices are good through February 1 if you reserve your membership by by submitting $75 with an agreement. The remainder of the share price is divided up into a May and June payment.

Types of produce grown: blackberries, broccoli, beets, cauliflower, spinach, lettuce, brussel sprouts, zucchini, chard, spaghetti squash, kale, tomatoes, green beans, a variety of peas, cantaloupe, corn, peppers, egg plant, okra, sweet potatoes, and a variety of herbs. Of course, the selection does not stay the same all season and more variety some weeks than others.  Early spring contains primarily leafy greens with other produce being added as the season progresses.

Full shares of farm raised meat can be purchased at different times throughout the year.  We currently have members who began a 20 week membership in January and are offering a new 20 week membership beginning in May.  There are three type of meat shares that you may see here. 

While we do not require members to help on the farm, we do encourage scheduled visits in the spring to show your kids where their food is coming from and to show you around the farm. 

If you are interested in joining us and so many others in our community in eating locally grown fresh produce and meat, sign up for our e-mail list so we can notify you when new shares begin or when we have surplus produce.

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