CSA members buy a “share” of the farm’s production for a season. Shareholders receive a portion of the harvest as the season progresses. It can be a great way to connect with and support local farms and farmers!
Here’s How It Works:
Note: On some weeks, you will have the ability to choose between similar crops when we have an abundance (for example: Pick 1 bunch of kale or chard, pick 1 delicata squash or butternut).
Yes, absolutely! You are welcome to purchase any combination of Vegetable, Meat, and Egg CSA shares that you like.
The CSA model is meant to alleviate start-up costs for the farmer at the beginning of the growing season. Paying up front helps offset these costs for the farmers while providing you with the first selection of our quality products. Therefore, payments are received in full when signing up for your CSA share (except if you are purchasing a SNAP share).
All CSA shares can be picked up in the Farm Store, located on the Little River Campus next to our Livestock Education Barn. Vegetable CSA members can choose their produce from the display. Meat will be found in a CSA member-only freezer. Eggs will be labeled in a member-only section of one of the refrigerators.
No, we have a limited production and want to ensure that all CSA members receive their weekly supply. We ask that you take the items indicated each week. If there’s an item that you do not want, you are not required to take it with you.
We will make exceptions for any religious needs for the Meat CSA.
Sorry, this will not be possible. You are welcome to transfer your share to a neighbor, family member, or friend for the week that you are gone.
Fear not! Crops, meat, and eggs in short supply will be set aside for CSA members only.
No problem! Send us an email so we know which neighbor, family member or friend is picking up your share.
Please email us and we’ll coordinate your pick up.
Members can expect to receive $26 worth of produce every week. For some members, $26 worth of produce a week is only enough to supplement the vegetables their family needs to eat on a weekly basis. Some of our members decide to buy 2 shares in order to feed a larger family.
Each week you will receive a different selection of meat based on our inventory. One share will include an estimated $21 per week of meat value. Here is what a several week rotation could look like:
Week 1: 1 whole chicken
Week 2: 2 pounds of ground beef, 1 pound of sweet pork sausage
Week 3: 1 pack of lamb chops, 1 pound of lamb sausage
Week 4: 1 whole chicken
Our meat is raised organically, however it is not certified organic by the USDA.
The livestock at Wolfe’s Neck Center are raised in a low stress, organic manner. They are given the best treatment and closely monitored everyday to ensure everyone is healthy and happy.
During the late spring, summer, and early fall the livestock are intensively rotated through our pastures where they enjoy luscious green forage. They are also given a high quality organic grain. During the winter the animals are fed high quality, organic hay and baleage bales along with the organic grain.
Our meat is processed at three local processors:
We also offer Vegetable CSA shares for SNAP recipients. These shares are available at a 50% reduced rate and can be paid in full prior to the CSA season or at each weekly pick-up. SNAP shares are $237.50 for 18 weeks of produce. Meat and Egg CSAs are not available for SNAP recipients at this time.
Questions? Please call us at (207) 865-4469 x106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.