Want to invest in Urban Agriculture and eat fresh all summer long? Enroll in the Iron Roots Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program for a weekly subscription to healthy, fresh produce directly from the farm and support community revitalization!
What is a CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) invites people in the community to become members, or “shareholders”, of our farm. At the beginning of the year, members pay a fee upfront to the farm that will help cover the costs for the growing season. In return for their investment, members will receive a “share” of the crop on a weekly basis throughout the CSA season. Being a CSA member is about more than just paying for weekly shares of produce, it’s about members and farmers working together to foster a healthy, robust local food system.
Benefits of a CSA Share
A membership gets you more than just a share of produce each week! Joining a CSA is about developing a relationship with your farmer and your food, knowing where it comes from and how it’s grown. In addition to produce, each share will include a weekly newsletter with farm updates, recipes, and suggestions about how to store and prepare your produce. Also, throughout the season we will have exclusive members’ only events which will be announced in the weekly newsletter.
Season, Share Price, & Payment
The 2017 Iron Roots Urban Farm CSA will run for 20 weeks, from June 13th through October 31st. Each week members can expect to receive 5-7 different seasonal items in their share. Share prices are $650 for the season, or $600 if paid in full by February 24th. Payments can be made with cash, check (made out to YNDC), debit/credit card, or EBT/SNAP. All cash, check, and debit/credit card payments must be made in full before the first week of distribution. SNAP users may pay at the Idora Neighborhood Farmers’ Market weekly before picking up their share, and can take advantage of the Double-Up program, for a final cost of $15/share/week. While SNAP users can pay weekly, they must still commit to the entire season. A limited number of half shares may be available – please contact us if you cannot purchase a full share.
Please contact farm staff at 330.480.0423 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to fill out an application.