2011 CSA Information
Eat Local. Eat Fresh. Eat Healthy
2012 CSA registration is now closed. If you have not already spoken to us about shares, then there are no shares left.
As a Shareholding Member of Weber Farm's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) family, you are a integral part of our farm operations. Our goals together are to provide all of us with a varied selection of nutritious, healthful produce free of chemical additives, herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers, and free of antibiotics and hormones.
CSA registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Is a CSA farm share right for me and my family?
In our CSA, members pay their fees prior to the growing season, in exchange for containers that are picked up from May through October.*** See note at bottom for exceptions ***.
Click here for samples of weekly share bags/boxes
- If you rarely eat at home, then you probably would not be interested in a CSA share.
- If you are expecting a "Supermarket experience", such as finding potatoes or watermelon in late spring, or other items that are not "in season", then a CSA may not be right for you.
- If you like very few vegetables or fresh fruits, then a CSA share may not be for you
- If you do not like to try new vegetables or fruits, or are just a "corn, bean and potato" type of person, then a CSA share may not be for you.
- If tyou do not want to drive out to the farm to pick up produce, then our CSA is probably not right for you.
With the member dues, we purchase our seeds and supplies, and make necessary farm improvements in the off-season. During the growing season, our members receive weekly shares of the harvest. We plan to have more produce available than is required to fill our members' containers. Please note that, should weather or pests destroy some of the crops, under CSA principles, both the farmer and the consumer agree to share in both the bounty and/or risk associated with growing crops using natural and organic practices.
What this means is, there may be light weeks, and maybe a week where there is nothing available. Be assured that we will notify you in advance if there will not be a pickup.
We will do our very best to keep our containers full of various kinds of delicious produce from the gardens. We'll also supply you with storage tips and recipes so you can make the most of those delicious crops!
We will not have drop-off locations. Under the regulations of the new Food Safety and Modernization Act, we would be considered a "facility" if we sell produce anywhere but at the farm. Should you miss a pick-up, your share will be given to a local charity. However, if you give us at least a week's notice before a missed pick-up (for instance, due to scheduled vacation, etc.,), you can make alternate arrangements, such as having a friend or family member pick up your container at the farm.
Please call 859.485.2833 or email us to leave a message.
2012 Season Specifics:
- Our 2012 CSA season will begin in May and end in October (dates will be added later).
- We will provide containers of produce every week to each shareholder.
Please note that some produce may not be ripe during the 20 week period - when that happens, we will notify you that they are ripe and ask you to come and pick them. For instance, strawberries may come as early as April or early May, before the CSA season officially starts - or - pumpkins may not ripen until after the last week of the CSA season. In these cases, we may contact you and say "come and pick these items".
- Cost per Full Share: $600 (roughly $30 per week)
- Cost per Half Share: $350 (roughly $17.50 per week)
- Payment is due no later than April 1.
- Farm pick-up will be available on Saturday morning - times to be determined.
There will be add-on items for shares, such as "salad bar" eggs (eggs from Pastured Poultry), raw, unfiltered honey from hives free of chemical treatments, sundries made from the milk, honey, bees wax and herbs grown on the farm (along with specialty oils and butters), and other items as they are available or in season.
We will have 5 full shares available for the 2012 growing season, and they will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Once they are gone, they are gone.
As a Shareholding Member at Weber Farms, the farm is yours to enjoy - feel free to call us and schedule visits. You can keep up on what is happening here every day via the Farm Fodder Blog at weber-farms.com/blog, the Weber Farms Facebook page, or by subscribing to our newsletter. The Farm website is also the best source of information about our growing practices. Any changes to normal pickup schedules and recipes from previous weeks will be available via the CSA newsletter sent out weekly and posted on the Weber farms Facebook page.
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