First of all, what is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Customers commit to purchase a weekly bag of produce from our farm. The produce is paid for in advance and picked up by our customers at predetermined locations. All the produce is picked fresh and packed the same day in a reusable bag that you return empty the following week.
We have two programs: our summer program and our fall program.
Our summer CSA program involves 16 weeks starting at the end of May and going until the middle of September. Program members will get one bag of fresh produce per week dropped off at a location near you (more on locations in a second!).
During our summer session, members have the option of our family size bag ($30 value) or our individual size bag ($15 value). Your Summer CSA bag will be full of fresh fruit and veggies; strawberries in June, delicious watermelons in August, and many other items including peaches, cantaloupes, blueberries, zucchinis, tomatoes, and peppers, among many other things. We mix up the items in your bag week by week, depending on what's in season.
For our fall session, we offer a "one-size-fits-all" bag ($20 value). Starting in the middle of September and running through the week before Thanksgiving, our Fall CSA program is 11 weeks (starting with 10 weeks with the option for an additional week: Thanksgiving week). Our fall CSA bag will include apples, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, lettuce, spinach, potatoes, and many other things that are in season at the time.
Then, for Thanksgiving week, we offer you our Thanksgiving box ($50 value) that has everything you need for your thanksgiving dinner except for the turkey including: potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, onions, a 1/2 gallon of fresh pressed cider, and a delicious, from-scratch homemade pie (apple or pumpkin).
If you select Fall CSA from our store, you will receive only the 10 weeks without the Thanksgiving box, so if you would like both, make sure you select both the Fall CSA and the Thanksgiving box from the CSA purchase page.
We have a number of locations from which you can choose to pick up your bag, including:
- Our home market here in North Perry
- Any of our outdoor markets:
- Cleveland Clinic main campus (Wednesday drop-off)
- Painesville (Thursday)
- Mentor (Friday)
- Willoughby (Saturday)
- Shaker Square (Saturday)
- We also drop off at a few work locations in the Greater Cleveland area:
- BRB Cafe at Case Western Reserve University
- University Hospital in Richmond Heights
- Parker Hannifin Global HQ in Mayfield Heights (open to employees only)
- Other locations for 2018 still TBD.
Do you work in or near Lake County? Would you like a CSA delivered to your place of work? If you and 9 of your coworkers purchase a CSA, we may be able to deliver to your work! Please call us at (440) 259-4924 (ask for Tina) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Decided you want a CSA? Please visit our CSA Purchase page.