The best way to support our farm is through a membership in our CSA program, also called a farm share or farm box.
CSA stands for community supported agriculture. It is an approach that benefits both the local farmer and their customers. For the farmers, CSA shares provide a guaranteed home for their products, and customers receive fresh, nutritious food. The relationship between farmer and customer is one of shared reward and shared risk. You can learn more about the CSA model here.
Farm boxes are a great way to try a new vegetable, fruit or herb and to find inspiration for a new recipe. So, we focus on ensuring that each share box includes a variety of in-season produce, and we choose to grow vegetables, fruits and herbs that many people use on a regular basis.
You can learn more about our farming practices here.
How does the Ashby Pasture CSA work?
Each member purchases a share (or two) at the beginning of the season by logging into our CSA store. A share equals one box of produce each week for the duration of the season.
Our CSA program is weather dependent of course, but it typically starts in June and ends in October. If we have products available before or after the CSA program, our members are the first to know.
Our members can customize their order each week.
Want more green beans but want to skip the cabbage this week? No problem. Have friends coming over and want to add extra chicken for the grill? We can do that too. Just be sure to log into your account to make the changes by the order deadline.
In addition to our seasonal produce, CSA members are also able to purchase our free-range eggs and pastured meats. We have also partnered with other local businesses to provide our CSA members with additional options such as tea, maple syrup, and cheese that can be included in their weekly boxes.
Pick up and delivery options available
Farm boxes can be picked up each week at the farm for no additional charge.
How much does your CSA share cost?
Paying up front for a CSA share can be daunting for some of our customers, and so we encourage people to think about it from a weekly standpoint. Our share is $350 and is expected to run for 16 weeks, June through October. That works out to approximately $22 a week for fresh, local produce grown with sustainable, organic practices.
Here is a sampling of our CSA offerings throughout the season: