Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a direct relationship between a farmer and consumer. A farm offers a certain number of "shares" of its produce to consumers, who pay a flat rate at the beginning of the growing season, when farmers need financial stability the most. The members or shareholders then receive a weekly share of the farm's produce throughout the season; in this way, the members share the risks and benefits of growing food with the farm owner. Risks include crop failure, while benefits include wonderfully fresh, nutritious, locally grown produce each week--without concerns of herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, preservatives, or chemical fertilizers of any kind. A CSA is more than just a weekly box of food, it's a powerful investment in your health, community, and local economy.
We don't take 'cides' on this farm. We flat-out forbid pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides. We are also non-GMO, for that matter. Fundamentally, it’s a matter of synthetic vs. natural. The organic philosophy is founded on the value of a naturally healthy, diverse environment that can produce for generations. With healthy soil, you get healthy food. The USDA government-certified organic label is simply cost prohibitive for the small farmer. It's better to know your farmer by name. If we wouldn't feed it to our babies, we wouldn't feed it to you either.
All seeds we grow are non-GMO seed. A genetically modified organism (GMO) is created when genetic material from one species is implanted into another species where it would never have naturally occurred through the use of genetic engineering. We fundamentally don’t trust genetically modified plants because of the lack of unbiased, diverse, long-term, and adequate research. As long as it’s available, we will continue to purchase seed that has been verified to contain no cross pollination contamination from GMO varieties.
"The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein." Psalm 24:1
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