What is CSA? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and was born in Europe and Japan when consumers became concerned about food quality and safety. Since its introduction to the US in the late 1970's, it has grown significantly. According to Local Havest (localharvest.org), there were 50 CSA farms in 1990 compared to over 2200 today nationwide. Members of a CSA commit to a farmer by purchasing shares or subscriptions early in the season in exchange for a season of fresh, locally grown produce and farm products. Members share the risk of farming including crop damage or loss due to wildlife, pests, or weather events. CSA members often know their farmer and make a connection with them by volunteering their time or by participating in farm events or pot luck dinners. CSA Costs Half Shares cost $295 and include 6 items per week for 18 weeks (first week in June through mid-October) Full Shares cost $515 and include 10 items per week for 18 weeks (first week in June through mid-October) What is an item? We define an item as a unit depending on the product. Examples of items are: head of lettuce, bag of spinach, bunch of carrots, 3-4 zucchini, quart of tomatoes, half pint of garlic, � Harvest Calendar The following is an approximate list of availability of our produce and does not include all we grow: ________________________________________ Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Beans (bush/wax/fava) X X X X X X Beets X X X X X X Broccoli/Raab X X X Brussel sprouts X X Carrots X X X X X Cabbage X X X X X Cauliflower X X Celery/Celeriac X X X Cucumber X X X Eggplant X X X Garlic X X Gourds X X Greens(arugula/Asian) X X X X X X X Kale X X X X X X Kohlrabi X X X X Leeks X X X X Lettuce X X X X X X Melon X X Okra X X Onion(scallion/spring/sweet) X X X X X X X Peas X Parsnip X Peppers X X X X Radish Spinach X X Tomato X X X Squash(summer) X X X Squash(winter) X X Potatoes X X X Turnip X X Basil X X X X Chives X X X X Cilantro X X X X Dill X X X X Garlic Scapes X X Parsley X X X X X X Oregano X X X X Rosemary X X Thyme X XNo products are defined as current.