Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
CSA is something that has been around for years, but with the growing awareness of natural and organic food, it has stepped into the farm buying spotlight. A CSA group is comprised of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation so that the farmland becomes their own. These consumers provide mutual support and purchase an auto shipment of foods from the supplier (the farm). In return, they receive “shares” if you will of the farm’s goods, and they are directly involved in food production (via USDA.gov).
In short, basically a consumer signs up for a certain CSA, they pay a certain fee up front, and the farm delivers a product on a scheduled basis. Example: For $500 per year you will receive a box of organic produced delivered each week to a meet up spot. You cut out the hassle of grocery shopping, and you can ensure that you are getting fresh foods.
This type of buying club is beneficial to the consumer because they are working directly with the farm of their choice. More specifically, if they choose a farm (like ours!), they know that they are getting all natural, locally pasture raised, non-gmo products. This in itself is worth joining a local community supported agriculture group.
We here at Underground Farmers offer a CSA.
Details: We offer whole and cutup chickens.
We will provide 1 chicken per week for 20 weeks - starting in June and ending in October.
Average weight of chicken will be 4+ lbs.
The cost of the CSA is $420 (for whole chicken) and $500 (for cut up chicken – which includes 2 legs, 2 bone-in thighs, 2 wings and 2 bone-in breast).
If you would like more details on how you can be part of our CSA – email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org .