COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE (CSA)
Ecologically Grown Vegetables & Pasture Raised Eggs
We provide exceptionally nutritious and fresh farm-grown products in exchange for two key commitments:
1. Financial: a one-time purchase or multiple-payment plan guarantee customers' 'share' of either vegetables, and/ or eggs. For multiple, select the $45.00 deposit to reserve your share at checkout and we will follow up via email or phone.
2. Time: we bring shares to specific delivery sites where customers pick them up on a particular day each week (or every other) within certain hours.
2018 Delivery sites
Lincoln Park Farmers' Market - Thursdays 4-7
(boxes can be picked after the market ends)
Hillside Farmer's Market - Tuesdays 3-6
Parking lot on the corner of 3rd St. E and 5th Ave. E
City Center Market - Fridays 11-8
Local pick-up - T/Th after 1, Saturdays after 11
*A delivery site selection form will pop up at check out.*
ECOLOGICAL FARMING -
Fresh Starts Farm grows with zero toxic chemical use, even those permissible in organic agriculture, in favor of using compost, compost teas and other natural amendments to grow healthy crops. In this day and age, "knowing your farmer" and "local" can be more important than organic certification. We look forward to engaging our customers in conversations about our regenerative and ecological practices.
We generously pack vegetable varieties in a manageable 3/4 bushel box for delivery- a CSA farm standard- with attention to weight. Of course, poundage varies greatly due to the fact that we grow a an assortment of different crops throughout the season.
CHOOSING A SHARE -
A Full share is a bushel box packed to the brim, and a "half" share is really 3/4s full- we call it half because it's easier to say. Full shares are ideal for families, people on plant-based diets, food preserving- canning, freezing etc. Full shares generally provide enough vegetables to satisfy 3 people for 4 - 5 days. Half shares offer a real abundance for 1-2 people. 1 & 2 month shares are an economical choice for people that want to try out the program at a convenient time: customers choose the participating month(s).
*Start date will be determined at a later date due to spring weather variability. At checkout, customers provide their email address to receive updates.
2018 SEASON SHARES -
4 + Months, June-October
Full or Half share (weekly) ....................... $ 600 / 450
Full or Half share (biweekly)..................... $ 365 / 250
1 AND 2 MONTH SHARES -
Customer Chooses the Participating Month(s)
2 month, Full or Half share (weekly).......... $ 195 / 110
2 month, Full (biweekly)................... $ 95
1 month, Full share (weekly)............. $ 125
EGGS PRODUCED BY PASTURE-RAISED HENS
We move our hens onto fresh, fenced-off pasture everyday in warm weather months. This practice is vital for the health of both flock and field.
We deliver clean eggs in 1 dozen cartons. 1 egg share = 1 dozen.
Same delivery locations/days/times as vegetable shares - start date to be determined. At checkout, customers provide an email address to receive updates.
2018 SEASON SHARES
4 + months, June-October
Weekly share................ $ 56
Biweekly share............... $ 28
1 AND 2 MONTH SHARES
Customer Chooses the Participating Month(s).
2 month share (weekly)... $ 28
1 month share (weekly)... $ 15
FOREST AND PASTURE-RAISED PORK
!!! CURRENTLY AVAILABLE !!!
F.S.F raises heritage breed hogs with utmost care. They are sustained by grains, vegetables and forest forage.
By fall 2018, all grain feed will be 100% non-gmo, Fresh Starts Farm-grown.
*USDA inspected and processed nitrate, MSG, and any other unhealthy stuff FREE!*
Whole hog (120 lbs.) ............. $ 650
Half hog (60 lb.) .................. $ 350
Quarter hog (30 lbs. ) ........... $ 180
Eighth hog (15 lbs. ) ............. $ 100
Payments can be made in full or in multiple payments. For multiple, select the $45.00 deposit to reserve your share and we will follow up via email.
Whole & half shares- you choose the cuts (we send out a form). Of course, a good variety is offered to those choosing quarter and eighth shares.
We speak with customers directly about convenient delivery options. Please reach out!