COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE
WHAT IS COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has taken as many specific forms as the communities in which they serve. All share a commitment of mutual support between the grower and consumers. CSA's provide an opportunity for appropriately scaled, generally small by industrial standards, farms to sustain a market presence. Risks are shared, environmentally friendly practices are supported and an essential, more direct connection to the food we eat is promoted. Everyone benefits from this relationship.
Dreamcatcher Farm is a subscription CSA. No member is required to work on the farm as a condition of membership, however, the opportunity exists for those seeking to help with a variety of chores and is welcomed and encouraged. A limited number of working shares are available as a mutually agreed upon basis.
For an up-front fee, a CSA member receives a weekly box of fresh vegetables. The value of food received over the course of the 22-week growing season will be equal to or greater than a similar purchase through established supermarkets. The emphasis is on variety and quality suitable for taste and health as opposed to characteristics suitable for transportation and storage over long distances.
Pick ups are at the stand on Rt. 192. You can visit or pick up and go depending on your schedule.