How the CSA works
CSA Stands For Community Supported Agriculture
Essentially you all are the community and we are the farmers. Community members pay for a season worth of vegetables up front, and then we the farmers supply a weekly bounty of fresh produce from our farm. This popular way of eating local is one of the most powerful ways for community members to support their farmers and vice versa. The farmers benefit because CSA shares are like micro loans, that help them foot the overhead of getting started each season. At Growing Lots we feel at ease knowing that our neighborhood is ready to eat the food we work so hard to produce. Our motivation to grow good food thrives off the support we get from members, it’s an honor to be your farmer. Our members benefit with a weekly abundance of extremely fresh produce. We coach each member through a season of local eating with kitchen tips and recipes from our newsletter. We do our farmerly best to make sure each CSA share is a great investment!
What's Unique About Growing Lots' CSA?
At Growing Lots our CSA pick-ups are “market style” meaning that members come to the farm each Wednesday 4pm-7pm to pack their shares from our booth displaying all the bounty the farm offered that week. We like this style because it brings in a lot of face to face conversations between ourselves and the members who make the farm possible. We get to answer questions, talk shop, gush about our favorite carrot varieties, share recipes and develop relationships that a “drop site style” just doesn’t provide.
We know life is busy, if for some reason you can’t make it to Wednesday night pick up, simply let us know via email. We will pack up a box and set it aside for you and you will have until friday at 7pm to pick up your box!
We also understand that having the money up front isn't always possible so we offer payment plans. How it works is you pay 50% of the total bill within one week of sign-up and the remainder of the balance is due in two payments on April 1st and June 1st. (We are flexible if your circumstance falls outside of this. Part of our life’s mission is to make good food more accessible. Just let us know and we will work with you to make it happen!)