Community Supported Agriculture consists of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation so that the farmland becomes the community’s farm, with the growers and consumers providing mutual support and sharing the risks and benefits of food production. CSA’s aim to close the gap between the farmer and consumer, as consumers purchase locally grown food directly from the farmer. During the process, consumers get to know the farmer, learn how the vegetables are grown and develop the peace of mind that they are financially supporting the local economy while providing their families with fresh, healthy food.
Benefits of a Community Supported Agriculture
- CSA’s contribute to a healthy local economy
- CSA farms connect farms with urban and suburban communities
- They provide local families with feeling of control over products their family members eat
- CSA farms provide families with fresh, healthy food
How Does a CAS Work
Consumers become members by purchasing a seasonal plan in advance, and in turn receive fresh, healthy produce every week. Due to Mother Nature, members of a CSA farm can only get produce the farmer can successfully grow.
Why chose Simple Life Homestead
- Everything is grown organically
- Heirloom varieties and Non-GMO only
- Option of purchasing a longer plan
- Other items available then fruits and vegetables
Each food box will contain in season fruits and vegetables. Our standard season will run from approximately the beginning of July to approximately the beginning of October for a total of 14 boxes.
We offer 3 share sizes:
1) Single Share (Paper grocery bag size) $275.00
Geared toward a single adult or couple
2) Half Share (½ bushel basket) $425.00
Geared toward families with young children or two adults
3) Full Share (1 bushel basket) $715.00
Geared toward families with growing children or two vegetarians
We offer farm fresh eggs in your food boxes at no extra charge to you.
Single & Half Share boxes receive 1 dozen eggs every other week.
Full Share boxes receive 1 dozen eggs every week.
Extra dozen eggs are available to purchase for $6.25/dozen.
The above is “early bird registration” pricing payable in full prior to January 1st. Regular registration of an additional $50.00 payable in full prior to April 1st.
Food boxes can be picked up Monday through Friday by appointment or front door delivery is available at an extra charge of $210.00/season.
It will be your responsibility to arrange for someone to pick up your food box while you are away during the season. Any boxes missed will not be refunded or made up upon your return.
Note: No refunds given after week 4 of the CSA season or in the event of crop failure.