What is a CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a unique relationship of mutual support and commitment between a farm and community members. CSA members purchase a share for the growing season before the harvest begins.  The price of the share enables the farm to cover yearly costs, almost all of which are incurred before the crops are ready for harvest. This entitles the member to a share of the harvest thought out the season, grown and delivered by a farmer they know and trust.  CSA delivery will start June 12.  Specific distribution time can be found on the CSA Site Information page.

Stoneledge Farm acts in good faith to provide CSA members with plentiful shares of fresh, local, organic produce for the CSA harvest season. Farming is dependent upon nature with no guarantee of quantities or contents of the CSA shares. By becoming a CSA member you are agreeing that these benefits and risks are included the CSA membership: a commitment to eating seasonally, supporting regional agriculture and a small family farm, your local community and to share the bounty of the harvest and well as the risk of production.

Each CSA location is organized, coordinated and managed by a Core Group of Volunteers and the members of that CSA. Most CSA Locations have a Member Volunteer Commitment Requirement.  The local CSA community grows as members volunteer at the site, organize local events, share recipe ideas and meet at the weekly CSA distribution. If a CSA member can not pick up their share, a friend or neighbor can be designated to pick up the share.  Shares not picked up during the CSA distribution time will be donated by the CSA to a local organization.  Stoneledge Farm donates one free Vegetable Share for each 10 Vegetable Shares sold for the CSA to use in a way that best serves their local CSA community.

CSA members have a direct relationship and are connected to the farm and the farmers. CSA Members receive a weekly e-mail newsletter that provides information about what is happening on the farm and a list of what is in the CSA share for the week. Photos of the farm, recipes and the farm blog are always available on the farm website. Members are invited to come to the farm and visit during the annual Farm Festival held the second Saturday in September. The Farm Festival is a fabulous day of fellowship with the farmers and other CSA members. Share a pot luck luncheon at the farm, walk the fields to see the harvest as it is growing, meet everyone at Stoneledge Farm, experience first hand the sights and smells of the farm.

Become a CSA member. As a CSA member you know where, when and how your food is being produced. As a CSA member you are actively participating in regional agriculture by directly supporting a small family farm, your community and eating seasonally, locally and organically