WHAT IS A CSA?
CSA stands for "Community Supported Agriculture" and it is a model of farming that is centered on building a direct relationship between the farmer and the consumer. By purchasing a "share" in the beginning of the season, a CSA member is committing to support local agriculture by sharing in the risks and rewards of the growing season. In paying upfront, our members are providing the capital we need for pre-production expenses like seed purchases, equipment and labor. In return, they get to share in the bounty and variety of our harvest all season long at a lower overall cost and with a deep connection to the food they eat. Simply put, we believe in the benefits of a local economy for everyone involved. Mostly, we believe that life is best lived in good company and with good food.
THE quick BREAKDOWN
BUY A SHARE + BECOME A DEEP ROOT CSA MEMBER
Over the winter and early spring choose the share size you want and purchase right through the Deep Root Farm website, quick and easy. This step helps us firm up our crop plans and gives us the upfront capital we need to get the season started. Now you can just sit back, sipping hot tea and daydreaming about the new recipes you'll try with all of the fresh, seasonal produce you'll be getting.
WE GROW THE FOOD
We hit the ground running in the greenhouse nursery and get into the fields as soon as the snow melts, growing the highest quality and most delicious produce we can. We plant the things you love like heirloom tomatoes, beets, and summer squash while introducing you to new flavors and unfamiliar varieties as well, like watermelon radishes, french-inspired salad mixes and shishito peppers. Don't worry, we'll set you up with great recipes along the way.
YOU PICK UP YOUR WEEKLY VEGGIES
Starting mid-June the pick ups begin. You come on the assigned day each week to your chosen pick up site for 20 weeks and collect your freshly harvested produce. You get to know your farmers and learn about the challenges and triumphs of the season and we get to know you and your families. This is one of our favorite parts, together we work towards strengthening our community and regional food system.