Welcome to South Auburn Organic Farm!
SECURE YOUR SPACE IN OUR 2014 CSA NOW & GET 10% OFF.
Last year we sold out. A $25 deposit now secures your space in our 2014 CSA, and gets you 10% off any income-tier if you place your deposit by 2/28/14 ! Click the button below to place your deposit:
SUPPORT OUR WORK WITH A STANDARD MEMBERSHIP.
If you're not planning on joining our CSA, but would like to support Food Joy's important nonprofit work, we invite you to join us with a standard membership for $15! Members receive our newsletter and a free Food Joy/South Auburn Organic Farm T-shirt!
2014 CSA VITAL STATSGoal: Deliciousness and Inspiration to cook and eat together as a family!Duration: 03 Jun 2014 - 28 Oct 2014 (5 months)Payment Deadlines: $25 Deposit for all members must be recieved by 5/27/14. 10% Discount Deadline 15 Feb 2014. Monthly Pay is due the 1st pickup Tuesday of the month. Weekly & Sample Crate payment is due at the time of pickup.
Pickup: Tuesdays 3pm-8pm, 310 Sopers Mill Road, Auburn OR choose Lewiston Farmer's Market pickup (Lewiston pickup required for reduced-fee customers paying with EBT card)Growing Method: MOFGA Certified OrganicSupplementary Material Included: Full weekly menu plan using items in crate, recipes matching menu plan, auxiliary grocery listsVessel: Pine crates, 1' wide x 1.5' long x 6" highAverage Yeild per season: 250#Cost: Click Here to see "Packages and Fee Structure" chartPayment methods: Cash, check, Credit, Debit, EBT card
What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and generally implies that customer families in a farm's local community commit to supporting the farm, by paying for a "share" of that season's produce, either up front or in seasonal installments.
Then, each week the family stops by the farm to pick up a fresh, diverse crate of whatever vegetables and herbs are in season, throughout the term of the CSA. These can range from a few months (most CSA's in Maine) to the whole year, depending on the CSA. The beginning of the year tends to be less bountiful, with only cold-hardy short season crops available (lots of lettuce and greens!,) and by July the share begins to fill out nicely with things like cherry tomatoes, broccoli, and green beans, etc. Sometimes there are crop failures or bad weather years which can affect availablility of items, and sometimes there are surplus bumper crops. The CSA model allows families to be very in tune with their farmer and his or her farm, availability and seasonality of items, and share in the disappointments and joyful sucesses alike.