What is a FARM SHARE?
FARM SHARES (also know as Community Supported Agriculture or CSA) create a consistent, permanent, and local customer base for a farm during the growing season. When buying a FARM SHARE, shareholders agree to pay for their share upfront—usually early in the growing season when a farm is in most need of capital. In return they get a weekly share of produce.
The weekly share varies in variety and abundance based on the season. For example, shares are typically lighter early in the season but become more bountiful as the season progresses. A unique aspect to farm shares are that the farmer and the shareholder enter into an agreement to share in both the bounty and risks associated with growing produce.
NEW FOR 2017: Add-On Shares!
Rustic Roots Farm is excited to announce that we have partnered with other local farms and producers to provide our 2017 shareholders with optional add-on items including: eggs, bread, dairy, poultry, honey and maple syrup. For your convenience, items are available for pick-up at the farm alongside produce shares.
A typical farm share in September includes: tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, kale, beans, arugula, fennel, and summer squash.