Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)


Registration for 2017 season is open. Please download and complete the agreement and registration form. (56kb PDF)

Download a CSA harvest schedule. (20kb PDF)

What is a CSA?

A CSA is a community of people coming together to support a local farmer in producing food for their table. CSA brings together community members and farmers in a relationship of mutual support based on an annual commitment to one another. It is a commitment that helps ensure the survival of small farms, a local food supply, and of agricultural land. CSA assures the farmer a prepaid local market for the crop while providing community members access to the best and freshest local produce available. Members pay an annual fee and receive a weekly share of the farm’s produce.

 

About Dripping Springs Garden CSA

We have been marketing organic vegetables, cut flowers, and berries at the Fayetteville Farmers Market since 1984. We feel that the farmers market itself is a form of community supported agriculture which we completely support and hope to be a part of for years to come. Our CSA program is a special way to be sure you get an assured supply of organic veggies all summer, the best we can supply each week. And our weekly newsletter brings you into our farming world, complete with tips on delicious dishes to create with our fresh-from-the-garden produce.

How a CSA Works

Subscribers pay an annual fee before the season begins to reserve their share. This helps us plan our production and provides needed cash to get the crop planted.

Members receive a weekly box of produce for the duration of the season. For 2017 our season will run from Thursday, May 18 through October 19 for a total of 23 weeks. We deliver the boxes each Thursday morning a bit after 6 a.m. (on our way to the Farmers Market) to 344 Combs Ave., the home of Joy Fox. The boxes are available for pickup from the porch of Joy’s house, and we encourage everyone to pick up the boxes during the morning hours for peak freshness, or have a friend pick up for you. CSA veggies are harvested each Wednesday morning, washed and packed, and stored in refrigeration until loading early Thursday morning.

We grow over 30 different kinds of vegetables and berries. By late summer, we supplement the veggie shares with peaches, apples, and melons from our trusted network of local orchardists and farmers. The boxes contain as much variety as we can manage and changes with the season. Due to the unpredictability of farming, we cannot guarantee every item will be available. We do not customize boxes for individual members. Cut flower bouquets every week are available as a separate share…you’ll be surprised what a lovely bouquet of fresh, local flowers adds to your dining and home ambiance!

We send out a regular newsletter each week containing photos, stories, and recipes– keeping members up-to-date of what is going on at the farm and how to make the most of eating local.

We will again host our popular open house/farm tour for subscribers.

 

 

 Membership Fees and Deposits for 2017

$575 full 23-week season regular vegetable share ($25/box)

 

$414 ‘personal’ size veggie share, 23-wk season ($18/box)

 

$200 deposit for vegetable share, with remainder due by April 15, 2017

 

$184 full season flower share ($8.00 per bouquet)

 

$50 deposit for full season flower share, with remaining $134 due by April 15, 2017