What is a CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between a farm and a community of responsible consumers. It puts you “The Consumer” in direct relationship with the production of your food. There are no unknown middlemen. By paying for your produce upfront in the winter and springtime, you become “shareholder” of the farm’s yearly harvest and allow the farmer to more efficiently grow the crops. Each week during the growing season you, receive a bounty of fresh, local, naturally grown, healthy food, all the while having a relationship with the ones who grow it!!!
We “The Farmer,” benefit by receiving payments at the beginning of the season, when we need them most, to buy seeds and supplies to produce the food and pay our bills. The CSA partnership is good for you, good for the farm, and good for the earth.
How our CSA works
Knowing how many shareholders we must provide for, Urbanna Farm plants a wide variety of vegetables (and fruit) in successive plantings to ensure an extended harvest. By growing a range of crops that prefer and withstand our local weather conditions, Urbanna Farm ensures that the harvest will be nutrient dense with abundant flavors and colors for a full season.
On Saturdays, CSA members get to come to the farm to pick up their shares and partake in the joys of the farm. As your personal farmers, we will keep you updated on all the dirty goodness going on at Urbanna Farm. We have a farm Facebook page and website to keep you informed and answer any questions you may have at any time. Check out our blog for recipe ideas and behind the scenes glimpses of the farm as well.
We offer On-Farm Pick-Up for our CSA members to enjoy the beauty of the garden, joys of the animals and the opportunity to see the food being grown and raised and to take part with hands-on opportunities throughout the year. We also have a fresh herb garden for members to pick their own herbs each week, while receiving their shares and breathing some fresh air.
Food We’re Growing
Our Naturally Grown Fruit and Veggies include:
Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Garlic, Onions, Arugula, Bibb and Buttercrunch Lettuce, Mixed Lettuces, Spinach, Turnips, Sugar Snap and Sweet Shelling Peas, Kale, Collards, Broccoli, Salad Radishes, Cabbage, Fall Roasting Radishes, Carrots, Beets, Swiss Chard, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Winter Squash, Pumpkins, Cucumbers, Green Beans, Black Eyed Peas, Butter Beans, Sweet Corn, Watermelons, Red, Yellow and Purple Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, Okra, Assorted Heirloom Tomatoes, Parsnips, Salsify, Romaine Lettuce and more.
We also offer raw honey, meats and eggs on a first come, first served basis.
Is a CSA Right For You?
• want to eat seasonally with all the flavor and nutritional benefits
• enjoy cooking and are willing to try new veggies and new recipes
• have time to prepare several meals each week
• have the desire to commit to an exciting project that will deepen your family’s connection to the land, eco-agriculture, and the farmers producing your food
Then, you are probably a good candidate for a CSA membership.
Based on our climate, our growing season is spring through fall (with a few weeks off during the heat of the summer). What we grow is contingent upon the weather conditions. There are certain vegetables that prefer cooler temperatures: lettuces, greens, broccoli, spinach, etc. Those crops will be available in the early spring and fall. As the temperatures warm up those cooler season crops will fade out giving way to the plants that prefer longer, warmer days: tomatoes, okra, cucumber, eggplant, etc.
Eating natural, chemical free food, when it is seasonally available, ensures a healthier lifestyle for you and yours.
We want to be your farmers! We can’t feed everyone but we believe that we can feed a few people/families very well. We believe in growing and raising food in the most natural “God-made” way possible. We do not use toxic pesticides, chemicals, or fertilizers. (We eat this food and we feed it to our own children!) By committing to a CSA we share the risk with you. This means that if the Squash Vine Borer bug eats the squash, there might not be any squash in your share. With that said, we also share the abundance with you. For example, if we have a bumper crop of tomatoes then, extra tomatoes for everyone!!!
We are limiting the number of CSA shares available based on the growing season and how much we project the farm will produce. Note that any limits will be updated on the Join Our CSA page.
Urbanna Farm plans on producing food Spring through late Fall, with a break during the peak of summer (July, August), when it’s too hot to grow a variety of food.
Our customers can expect a Share every Saturday during the growing season they’ve signed up for.
How much does a CSA Share Cost?
Shares vary based on the growing season. The shares start at $100 per month and can go up from there. We do ask for full payment at the beginning of the season if at all possible to help us with the costs of getting that season’s produce in the ground. A minimum deposit is absolutely required to reserve your Share.
Please see the Join Our CSA page for current information on pricing, deposits, etc.