Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is when/where community members can have a direct relationship with their food and their local farmers. As a CSA member, you are committing to the inherent risks and bounties of a farm from season to season.
The support of Colfax Farm’s CSA allows us to plan properly, purchase new seed, invest in equipment, and purchase the resources a farm needs throughout the season.
Your “share” (a monetary subscription) will provide you with the freshest organic produce every week at a convenient pick-up location.
But being a CSA member is not just a direct exchange of money for food. It is so much more. Its the exchange of ideas and recipes between you and your fellow CSA members every week at pick-up time. Its the opportunity to learn more about what it takes to grow your food in an ethical and environmentally-conscious way. Its a way to get your hands in the dirt and contribute. Its a way to appreciate the land and what it offers us. It is a way to feel a real connection in this ever increasingly disconnected world.
Being a part of Colfax Farm, and its CSA, is a way to build and strengthen our relationships in our local community.
WHAT TO EXPECT
With the purchase of a $600 CSA share, you can expect the following:
Shares will be provided each week at a convenient pickup location, such as the West Stockbridge Farmer’s Market or at the farm in Alford
Shares will be provided for 23-26 weeks (about $23/wk)
Just some of the things you will see in your share:
Lettuce, Kale, Collard Greens, Swiss Chard, Turnips,
Arugula, Spinach, Peas, Herbs, Radishes
Tomatoes, Squash, Eggplant, Cucumbers, Carrots, Beets, Onions,
Potatoes, Beans, Herbs, Flowers
Winter Squash, Rutabaga, Turnips, Parsnips, Carrots,
If you decide on a half share, please find someone who can split it with you!!
U-Pick Only Shares include any crops available to our CSA during the season that are for members to pick which may include: herbs, flowers, peas, beans, cherry tomatoes, and more!
Flower Only Shares give you the ability to pick 1-2 bouquets of flowers every week during the summer!
To become a Colfax CSA member, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (607) 743-8190 if you have any questions. Otherwise, please mail a check to: Colfax Farm 230 West Rd. Alford MA 01266 by March 5th, 2019. Or join online!!
The share cost for the season is $600 (approximately $23/wk) and payment is accepted by check, cash, or credit card. Availability is limited so be sure to sign up soon!