A CSA (which stands for Community Supported Agriculture) is a farm that markets local food directly to local consumers via regular deliveries throughout the growing season. Customers support the farm by paying for a season's worth of produce up front, sharing in the inherent risks of farming and providing revenue when the farmers need it most.
While CSA deliveries are often called "shares" or "memberships," we like the word "subscription." In a way, buying produce at a food co-op or farmer's market is a little like buying magazines at a news-stand. Joining a CSA farm, on the other hand, is like subscribing to your favorite publications: instead of purchasing each item individually, you send in one check up front and enjoy a variety of content throughout the season, delivered conveniently to you.
As an Avodah Farm CSA subscriber, you'll receive a diverse weekly box of fresh, delicious, seasonal produce, grown sustainably, without chemical pesticides or fertilizers. We won't send your box through the mail (the magazine analogy isn't that perfect), but we will deliver it to the pick-up site you choose. You'll also receive a weekly email newsletter with recipes, storage tips, and news from the farm, and you'll be invited to join us on the farm for family-friendly seasonal celebrations. Perhaps most importantly, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting a young farming family and a broader shift toward sustainable local food production and sustainable local economies.