The CSA Quick Start is now available to Grow Your Own CSA members!
We are now providing a Quick Start option for Grow Your Own CSA members because farmers who are new to the CSA marketing model may not know what to include in the weekly CSA Box content. The amount of produce included in this CSA Quick Start Plan is based upon the four years that our pilot study farm has been providing CSA boxes. These amounts are not only achievable by new farmers but the quantity and variety reflected have been considered by our CSA members to be plentiful.
When you are providing for CSA members you are generally not trying to meet all of their nutritional needs. Doing so would produce an incredibly expensive CSA box and, at this time at least, it doesn’t appear that the CSA consumer market is willing to bear such a price. What you are doing as a CSA host is supplementing the diet of your members. The amounts in this Quick Start plan do just that. For more information on a Grow Your Own CSA membership, click here.
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“The urban-agriculture ones are flourishing,” he said. “There’s a lot of excitement. They’re active eight days a week.” But “community gardens, as such, where people come in to take care of their own boxes — those are not flourishing.” John Ameroso, Urban Extension Agent for Cornell University. For full article click here.
Farm and Garden Calculator
Gardeners! Market Gardeners! Farmers! FINALLY, a garden planner that helps you to get the most produce from your land!
Wouldn’t it be great to have an application that allows you to type in basic information about your production goals, then easily determine how much of each crop you need to plant and when you need to plant it in order it to feed the number of people you want to? And, wouldn’t it be helpful for market gardeners and farmers to also be able to make potential retails sales projections?
Here is a report from our test micro-farm planned with the Fantastic Farm & Garden Calculator.
Want to learn all the details about the Fantastic Farm and garden Calculator? Click Learn More. Want to sign up and start planning your garden or farm now? Click Join!
Grow Your Own CSA
Interested in starting your own Community Supported Agriculture program? Whether you want to farm in a rural area, or in an urban setting, we have the information and tools to get you started. Learn more now by reading our Grow Your Own CSA Case Study or find out about our Grow Your Own CSA program to help you get started!