If you’re a lover of farm fresh food you’ve probably heard of CSA’s (Community Sustained Agriculture).
With a full CSA you and your farmer contract a “share” of the products the farm produces in season. There is a set amount of weeks the agreement is good for and you generally pay the full amount up front or in installments. Then weekly or bi-weekly you go to the farm and pick up your share.
For some people that can be a bit of a monetary stretch and leave you with food waste, if you don’t like a particular item in your weekly share.
But what about a mini-CSA?
A mini-CSA only offers one product and shorter length of commitment. This can make them a more affordable option for many people and a great way to lower the risk of trying out a new farmer or new product.
Have I piqued your interest?
5 Reasons To Invest In A Mini-CSA
Your product is reserved. No getting to the farm and finding the product you wanted is already sold out.
You save money by only getting the product you want.
Increased eating of seasonal, farm fresh food but at a volume you can manage.
Weekly visits to the farm and one on one time with your farmer.
Support of your community and local farmer.
Still a little uncertain about what a mini-CSA entails?
Let me give you an example:
Fox & Glove Farmstead’s Mini Microgreen CSA
If you are local to the Dorr, Michigan area you can sign up for our mini microgreen CSA. We will have a limited number of shares to offer.
Once a week, on Saturdays, from April 13 to May 4 you will pick up, on farm, a 10 oz bag of microgreens (roughly 10 servings) containing Farmer John’s proprietary mix of radish, sunflower and pea microgreens.
Cost is $60 for the month-long, mini-CSA. Payable in full, online HERE.
We are only offering these greens through our CSA currently, but if we sold them at the farmstand they would cost $17 per bag. (We discount the price for our CSA to give you more value.)
At the end of the term you will have a chance to offer feedback and thoughts on the mini-CSA so we, the farmer, can know the best way to meet your needs in the future.
It’s a win-win for both you the consumer and us the farmer.
Want to know more about microgreens? You can read about them here.
To sign up for our Mini-Microgreen CSA, click here.
And as always, if you have comments or questions please leave them below in the comment section or contact me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org .
It’s always my pleasure to help you bloom and grow!