CSA - Community Supported Agriculture Program
Our 2020 CSA program registration is now open!
Fresh produce every week, certified organic, grown locally.
Along with your weekly share, members also receive quarterly newsletters from May to November. We invite members to come out to the farm and see where your food comes from. Visits can be arranged ahead of time so that we may provide informative tours for our guests.
At Matchbox we make every effort to provide our members with a wide variety of items. As members of our CSA program, shareholders receive the best of our harvest, however, environmental and pest pressures can sometimes get in the way. To this end, we do our best to "fill the gaps" when such circumstances arise. We appreciate you understanding our efforts and the inherent risks involved with farming.
What Is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, a food production and delivery system that provides a direct connection between farmers and consumers. People can buy “shares” of the farms harvest before the season begins and receive a weekly assortment of crops as the harvest comes in.
When a person purchases a CSA Share before the growing season has started, they are helping the farmer earn income during the off season and guaranteeing a market for their produce. Assuming there are no disastrous events through the growing season, “shareholders” have access to fresh produce at a lower cost, and first pick of the crops as they come in.
Depending on who your farmer is, you may have access to a CSA program year-round, meats, eggs, dairy or grains. Some farms also support other local farmers by carrying their products in their CSA. Using the CSA farming model can help the farmer to extend their earning season, reduce costs, and make realistic projections.
Becoming a member of a Community Supported Agriculture program is a great way to support your local farmers and farming communities. It’s also a fantastic way to access whole, healthy foods and learn more about where your food comes from.