CSA Membership

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.  

2022
Expected
Crops

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Arugula

Asian Greens

Basil

Beets

Bok Choy

Cabbage

Carrots

Celery

Cilantro 

Collard Greens

Cucumber

Dill

Garlic

Green Onions

Kale

Leeks

Lettuce

Melons

Mint

Mustard Greens

Onions

Peas

Peppers

Potatoes

Radish

Rosemary

Spinach

Summer Squash

Swiss Chard

Tomatoes

Turnips

Salad Mix

Receiving

Options

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Riverside Farmers Market
Thursdays 4-8pm 

McKinley Arts Center, Southwest Reno

 

California Ave Farmers Market
Saturdays 8-1pm 

The Village Marketplace, Southwest Reno 
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Our Low-Waste Commitment

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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.

Common questions

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! 

 

Have another question???

Check out our FAQ page here.
 

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Our Harvest is Your harvest

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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 

READY TO JOIN OUR 2022 cSA?

Please Read these CSA Membership Terms ...
CSA Box HOME DELIVERY
While we are not able to provide private delivery service to our CSA members this year, we are actively working on an option for members to have delivery via Riverside Farmers Market. If the market is able to begin offering home delivery service, all CSA members will be notified of this option and how to enact it for the Prema CSA.
 
CSA Box Weekly Pick Up
CSA Members are responsible for picking up their CSA share from their chosen site during the times listed. If you cannot pick up your CSA share for any reason, you may send someone to pick it up for you instead. Going on vacation? Have a friend or neighbor experience the delicious vitality of truly farm-fresh food!
 
 
left-behind boxes
If a CSA member fails to pick up their weekly share, these left-behind boxes of produce will be donated to those who don't normally have access to farm-fresh, organic produce. 
 
pick-up location change
If you need to change your pick-up location, you must inform Prema Farm (at info@premafarm.com) at least 3 days before your scheduled pick-up day. This notice is necessary for us to reorganize where your CSA share is stored and delivered.
 
refund policy
If you need to cancel your CSA membership, we require notice via email (to info@premafarm.com) at least 2 weeks before your stop date. Members will only receive a refund of the remaining weeks and not for the time prior to their stop date.
 
CSA means shared Risks/rewards
All CSA members share in the risks and rewards of the farm. At Prema Farm, we promise to do our best to provide you with a bountiful share each week, but the quantity of produce can vary from week-to-week due to extreme weather, overwhelming pests, or other production factors despite our best efforts. In the unlikely event of a crop failure, your CSA share will be supplemented with other crops grown on the farm that are ready for harvest at that time.

CSA Purchase Options