Smith Ridge CSA
CSA Membership is currently closed. Check back this winter for details on the 2022 CSA share.
2021 Weekly Share Boxes
Share members get 10% off additional produce at the farm, including blueberries.
Weekly shares can be picked up at the farm, or delivered within a 15 mile radius of the farm at locations agreed upon between the member and the farm.
By purchasing a CSA share you are indicating that you understand and agree to the following:
CSAs support farms by creating a partnership between the farmer(s) and the customers(s). Customers share in the return and the risk of the farm. It is understood that owners and assets will not be held responsible for any total or partial crop loss* and members/shareholders will not seek repayment for the loss of their share. In the event of a partial loss, Smith Ridge Farm will work to adjust the remaining produce to fulfill a reasonable expected value of the remaining portion of the share. Smith Ridge Farm will diligently work within reason and ability to prevent crop loss.
*Losses may include, but are not limited to acts of nature/weather, disease, insect/animal/wildlife damage, and criminal activity.
What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. The original idea was that the customers/community that depend on the farm for food support the farm in the "slow season" so they will have produce to buy/eat in the bountiful seasons. It's kind of like purchasing a subscription to the farm up front, and getting the benefits for the whole season. This supports the farmer through bad seasons as well. When the farm does well, the customers reap more than they pay for. If the farm had a bad year the customers may not get all their money's worth, but they are helping to keep the farm afloat for future years.
You can learn more about this at www.localharvest.com/csa
Over time a number of CSA models have emerged, some involving less risk for the customers.