--CSA is suspended for the 2016 season--
Find us at the Clark Fork River Market in Downtown Missoula from May till October for
fresh veggies, bedding plants, eggs, and hand spun farm yarn.
WHAT IS A CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, an alternative, locally-based economic model of agriculture and food distribution. As a CSA member, you pledge to support a local farm, sharing the risks and benefits of food production. CSA members pay at the beginning (or end if a recurring member) of the growing season for a share of the anticipated harvest. Members receive weekly shares of food and other products in season.
There are some major benefits to joining a CSA. Your food will always be as fresh as it can be unless you grow it yourself. You get to try new and exciting foods. CSAs are a way to save money on your food by buying it straight from the farmer. You get to see exactly where your food is coming from and how it is grown. Special events such as barbeques, u-pick days and open houses encourage a sense of community between members.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM GARDNER'S TINY FARM CSA?
As a Gardner's Tiny Farm CSA member, you can expect an average share of5-10 pounds of vegetables, fruit and herbs, as well as cut flowers, eggs, honey and other goodies; whatever is in season that week. At the beginning of the season, the share may be less, while at the middle and end of the season when the harvest is at its peak, the share may be considerably more. When there is an abundance members will get a choice of products. In future years, we are anticipating adding berries and tree fruit to the shares as our endeavor grows.
- Our 2015 CSA season runs from the 17th of May until the 27th of September.
- When all CSA shares have been accounted for, extra produce may be purchased at regular market price.
- Pick up is currently between 8:00am and 1:00 Saturdays at the Clark Fork Market. Look for the Gardner's Tiny Farm booth!
- Membership for the 20 week season is $500 with at least 1/2 dozen eggs per week, or $450 without eggs.
HOW DO I JOIN?
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about CSAs in general: Local Harvest