CSA – The What’s and The Why’s
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and we like to think of it as an investment on your part in our farm. You pay up front for your CSA membership and your weekly deliveries are your shares of our production; you have essentially become part owners– welcome to the Farm-ily!
CSA’s are crucial to the success of small farms like ours because your investment provides us with the capital needed to begin another season. We use the money you have invested in our business to purchase seeds, make repairs, upgrade equipment, and of course pay the farmers. By becoming a member of a CSA you are taking part in the symbiotic relationship between our farm and your table. You are committing yourself to eating and shopping mindfully, locally, and seasonally.
By becoming a member of our CSA specifically you are also committing to the concept of growing sustainably. That means no pesticides or herbicides; minimal use of machinery and non-renewable resources; integration of multiple biological processes (like using pigs and chickens’ natural behavior to prepare the ground and improve soil quality). In turn, for your support we promise be as simple and sustainable as we can and to grow you the most delicious and healthful varieties of produce that we can.
Our boxes aim for an average weekly price point of $25.
This year, we’ve got a few options for you folks. You can sign up now for the full 30 week season for $750 and in so doing get yourself a sweet, locally printed Hepzibah Farms T-shirt.
You also have the option of picking a season. For $375, you can get 15 weeks of produce during the Spring or Fall Seasons. You can always start with the Spring CSA and sign up later for a Fall share.
When and Where
Produce pick-up will be on Wednesdays between 5 and 7 p.m. at Urban Standard, on 2nd Ave. North in Downtown Birmingham, or Seasick Records in Crestwood.
The Spring CSA runs from April thru August. We take off one week in August, and then continue on for the full and Fall season folks mid-August thru mid-November. The final pick up will be two weeks worth of produce.
How to sign up
You can order your CSA share here. If you have any questions, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 256.DIG.GROW or come see us at Pepper Place Market any Saturday Morning starting Mid-April.
Take a look into Previous Years’ CSA