csaCSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and operates on a subscription basis, fostering a cooperative relationship between farmer and shareholder.
The idea is a simple one: customers purchase annual, seasonal or half shares (depending on what the farm makes available) of the farm's produce rather than buying sungle items at retail prices. CSA shares bring the freshest farm produce to you while ensuring that all the produce is sold, a win/win marketing model. Customers pay in advance, providing the farm with its budget and production goals. In return, the farm works hard year round to bring you wholesome, naturally grown herbs, fruits, and vegetables at their peak of freshness and perfection.Farm production variesnaturally with the seasons, weather conditions, weed pressure adn other variables, meaning a farm will often enjoy bumper crops and suffer occassional crop failures. Because CSAs work as a community partnership, where all share the risks and reap the many benefits together. Thus, share quantities will vary from crop to crop and from season to season, being sparser in the cooler seasons and most bountiful in the late summer.
Bayberry Farm's CSA