COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE
Each year, we invite the surrounding community to buy a share of our farm's harvest. This means that as a CSA member, you are providing us with important capital at the beginning of the season when a farm's expenses are the highest. Your investment in our business allows us to purchase the seeds, equipment, and infrastructure necessary to provide an abundant supply of food to our community. In exchange for your support, we provide a weekly share of the farm's crops for you and your family while sustainably giving back to the land. We believe that healthy food starts in the soil, so we never use chemical fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides on our farm. We use compost, crop rotation, and cover crops to feed the microbes in our soil. They do all the real hard work for us. As a member of our CSA you will be creating employment opportunities, committing to healthy eating habits for you and your family, and advocating for small scale Rhode Island agriculture.
HOW IT WORKS
Every Tuesday, from the first week of June through the week of Thanksgiving, we invite our CSA members to the farm to pick up their share. Bins will be set up and labelled with an amount of produce to take and one of the farmers will help answer any questions (and offer recipe advice!) Some recycled bags may be available, but we encourage our members to bring reusable bags to put your share into. There will be some set amounts of produce and some choices to make along the way. The selection of produce will vary with the seasons. See the "What's in a share?" section below to learn more. There will be seasonal events of pick your own (PYO) veggies or fruit where our members are invited to the farm to pick extras. Every Sunday, we will send out a weekly newsletter that gives you an update about the farm and lets you know what vegetables to expect at CSA pickup. We also offer extra shares like flower bouquets, eggs, and herbal tea to make your CSA uniquely yours. Check out CSA PICKUP INFO to learn more about when and where to pick up your share.
There are two share sizes:
HALF (feeds 1-2)
FAMILY (feeds 3-4)
WHATS IN A SHARE?
Each week will vary depending on the time of the season.
Here are a few examples of a FAMILY SHARE from our 2017 season:
We are partnering with other small businesses in RI to offer you extra shares to add to your CSA! We believe in the power of community to help our local economy grow. These optional shares are offered weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly so please read the descriptions carefully.
Weekly or bi-weekly
Adding a flower share is a different way of enjoying the beauty of the
seasons. Each week, or every other week, you will receive a
bouquet of flowers grown and designed by us! These medium to large
bouquets will feature different varieties throughout the season.
Adding a flower share is a great value as we normally sell similar
bouquets for $12 each. Our flowers are also chemical free.
If you will be traveling and can't use the flowers for one of the weeks,
they also make a great gift! Flower share begins July 3. Bi-weekly
shares will alternate weeks by last name.
MUSHROOMS FROM RI
New in 2018! You now can add mushrooms to your CSA veggies!
RI Mushroom Company will provide our members a mix of specialty
mushrooms either bi-weekly or monthly. Receive old favorites like
portobello, crimini, and shiitake while learning about more unusual
varieties like oyster, maitake, and pioppino and don't worry- we'll give
you lots of recipe tips! Each share receives a minimum of 1/2 lb of