Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a relationship between our farm and those interested in receiving the freshest certified organic produce available. Rather than simply purchasing food, our customers become members of our farm who receive a portion of the farm’s harvest each week during our main harvest season.
Riverside Farmers Market
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Our Low-Waste Commitment
In our effort to make our operation as eco-friendly as possible, we introduced reusable totes and bags to our CSA three seasons back. It was a huge step forward and one we continue to refine. All totes and produce bags are sanitized in industrial strength hydrogen peroxide.
We are no longer using a deposit system for totes and sincerely request that members return any totes and reusable bags to us at the end of the season. In previous seasons, members have been very considerate of this and we feel confident in your support.
What can i expect in a csa box each week?
Your weekly box will be a reflection of what we're harvesting each week. Each box has about 10 different varieties of veggies and herbs, with staple items (i.e. lettuces, herbs, garlic, kale, etc) repeating often. We occasionally partner with other local growers (who are also committed to "beyond organic" practices) to provide our CSA members with unique items we don't grow. Each week's box feeds 1-2 people, depending on how much you love vegetables (and cook at home).
WhY IS THERE NO HOME DELIVERY THIS YEAR?
Home Delivery was a service we rapidly created in response to the pandemic in 2020, but it is beyond the scope of our operations and strained our farm to keep it available through 2021. The details are tedious, but the good news is that Riverside Farmers Market is working on being able to offer home delivery for its offerings, so there may just end up being a home delivery option for our CSA come summer. Be sure to be on our email list to get this update when we have it.
Why Would i pay so far in advance for my veggies?
It might seem strange to purchase "your share" of veggies months ahead of the time they're even ready for harvest. Doing so ensures you a spot on our CSA, which has a tendency to fill up before the season begins, but it also plays an important role in supporting your local farmers. We make all of the big purchases for our season in the winter in order to be able to bring you fresh deliciousness in the late spring and summer. That's why CSA stands for "community supported agriculture." Huge government
subsidies don't support small organic farms — people
in our community do.
Are half or split boxes available?
While half CSAs (or split boxes) aren't available, we encourage those interested in a smaller weekly harvest to find a person to split your CSA with each week. A neighbor, friend, or family member might be interested in some ultra fresh local produce
as much as you are.
Can I see Where My Veggies Are Grown?
Why yes! We host a special, CSA Member-Only Farm Tour during our CSA Season. It's our members' opportunity to see exactly where and how their food is grown, and to meet the sweet folks bringing them the harvests!
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Our Harvest is Your harvest
CSA FAST FACTS
Boxes are provided for 18 weeks from June through Sept
Boxes contain 8-12 items, depending on the harvests
Each box is $32 (unless you choose a payment plan)
Our CSA is greens heavy (greens love to grow at 5200')
Extra produce can be added on each week
All produce is grown organically & regeneratively