Community Supported Agriculture
Common ground community farm operates under the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model. CSA is a social model that connects you to your food, your land, your farmer and your community. CSA is an economic model that encourages a prosperous local economy. By dealing directly with the producers of your food, you eliminate the middle-peeps and support your local farmer, who in turn supplies you with organically grown, fully sustainable food. This reciprocal relationship promotes learning and sharing, and allows us all to be in control of what we eat. Click here to see a recent news report on your local farmer Dave Carlson.
Our food system promotes nutrition, deliciousness, and local economies.The benefits of a CSA based food system are plentiful. Besides providing fresh, organically grown produce, a CSA farm fosters unity and encourages community participation by connecting the non-farmer with the challenges and rewards of farming. While members share the inevitable risks of sustainable, natural farming, they also share the abundant reward of a bountiful harvest. Both RISK and REWARD contribute greatly to an appreciation of the food that nourishes both body and soul.
Common ground community farm is fully SUSTAINABLE.
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT (IPM) replaces pesticides by naturally re-integrating beneficial insects into farming practices. These beneficial insects prey on pests, helping to keep them out of our gardens. COVER CROPS like clover are used in replacement of herbicides to manage soil fertility and to attract pollinators like bees. At common ground we have the highest standards of farming. While we are not certified organic, we use completely organic farming methods.
How our CSA works
YOU purchase a pre-season SHARE from us. Your contribution is wholly invested into the farm, directly benefitting you with the season’s freshest, naturally grown, produce. Your basket of goodies will be delivered on a weekly basis from late June until late October to your neighborhood drop-site, or will be available for pick-up at the farm. If you’re worried you won’t be able to get through a whole basket of vegetables in one week or just can’t commit to an entire season of deliciousness, we have a few options for you…
You may commit to a WEEKLY SHARE, paying at least one week in advance, on a on a week-to week basis… You may also choose to DONATE baskets or portions of to our FOOD SHARE subsidy program, which provides baskets to families unable to pay an entire share price…OR at your request, we can donate your fresh vegetables to local food program. Here's a video with more info.