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Sign ups for the 2019 CSA seasons are open!
What is a CSA?
In a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model, members buy a share of the farm’s harvest at the beginning of the season, and receive their vegetables every week after that. Aluma Farm is now offering 3 different options for folks interested in joining the CSA. The Full share is 6 different vegetables or fruits each week, and you can choose to pick up on Thursdays from 4-8 during the farmstand, or on Sundays from 10-12. Our new CSA share this year is our Salad Share, which consists of 3-4 salad focused vegetables, and pick up is on Thursday at the farmstand.
We are committed to making our CSA program accessible to anyone who would like to participate. To that end, we have a sliding scale payment system. The base price is $25 per week, paid upfront before the season begins ($350 plus processing fee) for the Full Share, and $16/week, paid upfront ($224 plus processing fee) for the Salad Share. The sliding scale goes from $175 (50% off- only for members paying with EBT) to $210 (40% off- for members who don’t qualify for EBT, but face barriers to affording the base price) and up to $375-$450 for members whose income enables them to pay this augmented price. To buy a share with EBT, please email email@example.com to set up payment.
Why join a CSA?
There are many benefits of joining a CSA, for both the farmers and the CSA members. The upfront investment by the members supports farmers growing local and sustainable food, and strengthens a food system that puts its community first. Members experience a personal connection with the land and the farmers who grow their food. Farmers grow deeper relationships with their community. Members experience the changing seasonal bounty of the farm's produce and gain a deeper understanding of the natural growing cycles in their area. Farmers achieve greater stability in their operation and create thriving and long-lasting farms.