WHY JOIN A CSA?
Being a member of a CSA has many benefits:
SUPPORT THE LOCAL ECONOMY
A CSA is a great way to spend your food dollars wisely. You are directly supporting local agriculture and putting your money right back into your own community. Your investment in our farm takes money away from the large industrial agriculture corporations and creates jobs right here in Rhode Island.
IT'S HEALTHIER FOR YOU
Most of the produce that we eat has travelled 1,500 miles before reaching our plate! Fruits and vegetables start to lose nutrient content in the first day after it was picked. Grocery stores sell produce that has been bred to have a long shelf life, not bred for flavor or nutrient density. Every week, you will enjoy freshly picked produce that tastes better and is more nutritious for you! Having a fridge stocked with fresh vegetables will encourage you to eat healthier and be more adventurous instead of picking up the same old thing at the super market.
IT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY
Signing up at the beginning of the season commits you to spend the same amount each week on food. Committing to a CSA means you're less likely to spend money on takeout or restaurants and more time cooking healthy meals for your family. Being a member also is a great value- we are able to share the abundance when our crops are at their peak so you will often get more than you've paid for! Receiving produce that is fresher also means it will last longer so you will waste less!
GAIN A SENSE OF COMMUNITY
You will have a direct connection to the farmers who grow your food and will have a chance to meet the other CSA members from your community.
PRESERVE THE ENVIRONMENT
Buying from a small chemical free farm reduces CO2 emissions because your food does not need to be stored or transported long distances. It reduces likelihood of contamination of groundwater and our oceans from chemical fertilizers and pesticides. It protects open space from development and preserves the natural ecosystem.