Surowiec Farm started a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) in 2011. A CSA is very simple. A member signs up and pays for a share at the start of the season. Each member then picks up their weekly share on a specified day during the regular harvest season.
Why consider a CSA, when you can shop at our farm stand anytime or attend one of the farmer’s markets? Typically the selection at farmer’s markets greatly decreases after the first hour and the weather can reduce customer participation. When you commit to a CSA, you can buy and eat local, fresh picked produce all season, without the hassle of long lines and poor weather conditions. When a farm has a committed membership it also helps with our effort to be more sustainable.
We have included a sample list of produce available at Surowiec Farm below. Your share will include a good mix of fruit and vegetables throughout the season. Please note that weather and growing conditions are factors in the availability of all our crops.
We offer two share sizes. A half share ($350.00), which is suitable for single/couple and a full share ($550.00), which provides produce for a family of 4. Your membership balance is due by June 1st for the upcoming season. Overall, you will be receiving a minimum of a 10% return on your investment.
Our CSA season is 20 weeks (June through October). Share pick up is at our farm stand Monday through Sunday from 10 to close, rain or shine. If you are unable to make one of the pickup days, please send a friend or family member to collect your share, since it is too difficult to manage carrying forward any uncollected balances. We close at 5:30pm (June, July, August) and 5pm (September & October).
On your designated day, just check in with our farm stand staff to obtain a list of what is available to pick up for your share. You will be able to choice your own vegetables and fruit from the farmstand displays. We provide a lot of flexibility and choices each week. Your share will always be quality produce, which is picked fresh daily. Local milk and eggs, plus cut your own flowers and herbs are also part of your share. You are also welcome to shop for additional produce and local items, such as meat, cheese, our own canned produce, honey and maple products.
We are also offering a November/December CSA for either 4 or 7 weeks starting the first week of November and ending in late December. We will be open daily Monday through Sunday from 10 to 5 for share pickup.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions regarding the CSA program or are interested in receiving an application for the next upcoming CSA. Please note our program fills up rapidly and we have a set limit for each CSA program. Thank You!