Community Shared Agriculture -CSA- is a great way to choose to eat.
You get super fresh, healthy food, you get to participate intimately with a local farm, you save money, and you know that every week there’s a bounty of seasonal produce waiting to nourish your family, and to inspire and challenge you in the kitchen.
Considerations for your style of CSA
Traditional CSA Box
To learn more: read on!
2018 will be Salt of the Earth’s fifth year providing our customers with a bounty of seasonal produce and the opportunity to witness and experience a real working farm. We strive to grow an abundance of quality vegetables, to serve our clients with friendliness and flexibility, and to share the beauties and realities of a diverse, mixed farm.
What you get with your CSA
CSA is fundamentally seasonal: the week-by-week crops reflect the arc of the growing season and the prolific variety of what we can produce in our climate. At the beginning of the season, it’s lots of greens, peas, radishes, baby carrots and new potatoes; come late summer, it’s juicy and sweet peppers, tomatoes and melons, ripened under the hot sun; in the fall, it’s hardy crops like kale and brussels sprouts, and rich squash and root vegetables to keep you warm in the shortening days and cooling weather.
In cropping for you, we strive for three main goals:
Usefulness – Entering our fifth season, we’ve gotten a feel for what our customers value and rely on: the staples. Carrots, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, broccoli etc. are hard not to find a use for, and so we try to make up the bulk of our production with the classics. That being said, we’ll also keep you on your toes with some surprises – but always with helpful information and recipes!
Quality and Value – We’re building and growing a farm – our CSA members are an essential part of it: your satisfaction is our #1 priority. We want you to come back next season – not just because you want to support local farms, but because this local farm gives you the best food you can find at a price you can’t find anywhere else.
Abundance – Salt of the Earth is a productive place, as a shareholder in it, we feel our customers are entitled to that bounty. Expect to enjoy lots of food – we don’t want to just be on a couple of your plates, we want to be where you get all of your vegetables and to have some extra to put away in the freezer for winter.
How it works
Shares are purchased (ideally) in advance of the growing season. This secures us, the growers, with operating capital and an assured market. It secures you, the eater, with a guaranteed supply of the best food you can get. You can sign up online, and pay us with cheque, e-transfer or cash. We’re also flexible about different payment options for the Traditional CSA if you’d like to spread the expense out over several months.