When Lynn transitioned her family land and garden into a working farm she embraced the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model. A CSA has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from farmers. In exchange for a seasonal investment the consumer (now a shareholder or member) receives a weekly, bountiful Harvest Bag full of seasonal produce, including fruits, vegetables and pick-your-own herbs. To learn more about the advantages for farmers and consumers participating in a CSA, visit www.localharvest.org/csa/
What comes in a CSA share?
Each year Cane Creek Farm grows popular items (e.g. lettuce, squash, blueberries, tomatoes, okra, peppers, beans), and each year we experiment with new items and different varieties. CSA members can expect between 8 to 10 items in their Harvest Bag each week of the season. Some weeks the bag will weigh more, and some weeks less, depending on the items. We pride ourselves in offering a bountiful share of items throughout the season so that our members remain satisfied and enjoy the maximum return from their investment.
Fresh herbs are available to CSA members at no additional charge on a pick-your-own basis.
CSA members have the option of buying a share to include a bouquet of freshly cut flowers each week or a half share which contains the same veggies as the full share, but picked up every other week.
An electronic newsletter, with news about farm happenings, weekly share items, seasonal recipes, and nutrition tips, is distributed to CSA members each week prior to the CSA Pick-Up day. All members pick up at the farm.
We are not able to customize Harvest Bags and encourage members to supplement their produce with items available on The Cumming Harvest at www.cumming.locallygrown.net.
“How far will the food go for my family?” is a question that is often asked. The answer depends on how large your family is, their enthusiasm for vegetables, and how frequently you cook whole foods. Look at how much produce you usually buy during a week’s time to get an idea of how much you are cooking.
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CSA Worker Shares
A limited number of CSA Worker Shares are available each season. CSA Workers must commit to working on the weekly Harvest Day from 8 am to 12:30 pm in return for lunch and a full Harvest Bag. To find out more about our worker shares Click Here.
“Cane Creek Farm has some sort of community-building magic, made up of clean air, sweat, viridity, dog smiles, favorite tools, lively chatter, sharing, learning, and darn fine food. I thought I was going there to bring home something special to feed my family, but, honestly, the place and the people feed my spirit. There is this moment every time I work when I pause in gratitude for the beauty of it all.” Christy S., CSA worker